Eric Hanson


Eric Hanson is a photographer, filmmaker, and adventurer. He contributes to various publications including BACKPACKER Magazine and Gear Junkie, has worked commercially for Cascade Designs, Inc. Sunwarrior, and Heliconia Press, and is the host of Backpacking TV.  

He has spent the last several years filming climbers and canyoneers in Zion National Park for the recently released documentary film ZION: ROCK OF REFUGE. 

 Hanson worked several years in wilderness therapy alongside adolescents and young adults dealing with various behavioral issues. Now a full time photographer focusing on adventure and the outdoor lifestyle. In 2015 he spent seven months traveling down the Andean spine of South America, from Ecuador to Patagonia. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.


Reflections on a Journey

September 8, 2015 General, Photography, Travel 0 Comments

In a cafe in northern Patagonia, overlooking a lake on a moody, stormy day, I think about the end of my…

Searching For the Rainbow in the Mountain

Peru has simply been amazing. I love Peru. So it was not a surprise that I ended up spending two months…

No Easy Fixes

May 11, 2015 Travel 1 Comment

Turns out, life is happening right now. No matter where you are. Life is life. It is easy to wish we…

Trekking Alpamayo: Searching for the World’s Most Beautiful Mountain

April 24, 2015 Photography, Travel 1 Comment

Turns out, it’s not easy to get to the world’s most beautiful mountain. Alpamayo, located in the heart of the Cordillera…