Andy Cochrane

Andy is a freelance writer, photographer, and producer who lives nomadically in his truck, Tacomama, with his pup, Bea.
Your Modern Guide to a Winter Classic: Cross-Country Skiing

A Guide to Cross-Country Skiing & All the Gear You Need to Start

How Nordic skiing went from old person's pastime to cool kid hobby, according to lifelong XC ski enthusiast and adventure photographer Andy Cochrane

A Nomad No More: How One Road Lifer Adapts to COVID-19

A Nomad No More: How COVID-19 Changed This Writer's Road in Life

After nearly five years of living in a Toyota Tacoma, professional adventurer Andy Cochrane returns home to find a silver lining

How Ice Climbing Moved From Niche to Mainstream

How Ice Climbing & Ice Festivals Moved From Niche to Mainstream

In just two decades the esoteric activity has grown from some 50,000 active participants to over 3 million in American alone

An Obsessive Adventurer's Ode to Gas Station Coffee

A Totally Sane Argument for Embracing Gas Station Coffee As Adventure Fuel

For late night sends and early morning adventures, nothing fuels excitement quite like a $1.69 cup of cut rate black gold

Misadventure on Glacier National Park's Remote Norris Traverse

Misadventure on Glacier National Park's Little Known Norris Traverse

An attempt on 32 miles of bramble bushwhacks, vertigo-inducing ridges, and slick snowfields leads to mishaps and lessons learned

Why The Ideal Adventure Rig Isn't a Van—It's a Pickup Truck

6 Reasons Why the Best Adventure Rig Isn't a Van—It's a Truck

After more than three years and 130,000 miles of living in a pickup, I’m convinced there is no better way

A Rough Guide to Running the Grueling & Scenic Zion Traverse

10 Dos & Don’ts of Running the Famed 50-Mile Zion Traverse

Key lessons learned from running the 50-mile, point-to-point route spanning the entirety of Utah’s Zion National Park

Hiking & Kayaking Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park

Why We Need to Protect the Gates of the Arctic National Park

Exploring Alaska's Brooks Range to learn about and inform the dangerous proposed Ambler Road project

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