Senior Editor

Chad de Alva is a (FAA 333 and Part 107 approved) drone pilot, filmmaker and photographer based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Born and Raised in Telluride, Colorado, Chad has grown up exploring and adventuring all over the Southwest. Before GoPros were a thing, Chad was the guy duct-taping and jerry-rigging cameras to himself and his friends to document their adventures. Cameras may or may not have been lost or been killed in action along the way.

Today, Chad’s work has taken him from the Alaska Range, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon working for companies like National Geographic and the BBC. He specializes in developing innovative solutions for documenting adventures in never before seen ways. Chad’s love of the outdoors and adventure is limitless.

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Articles by Chad de Alva:

2017 Klim Cow TagRiding in Klim’s test lab to support trail advocacy. Meet the Maker3D Printing and the Adventurist: an Introduction Klim 626 CollectionSpend less than six hundred dollars on a bike, ride it for two days over six hundred miles and come away with some brilliant riding gear. Project TundraBuilding a Quiver-Of-One Adventure Truck Overland Expo West 2017A new venue and plenty of sunshine mark another year of this premiere adventure travel event. Good To-Go Backcountry MealsIt’s time to get excited about backcountry meals in a bag. Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XLite Max SVUsing science to inflate and deflate your sleeping pad faster than ever. Desert Rendezvous 2017Seven years of good friends, good food, and good deeds. MSR WindburnerMinimalist all-weather cooking? The Windburner nails it. Weekender: Winter Storm WarningChasing the snow from Arizona to Colorado OR Winter Market 201762,771 Steps to Bring You News of the Latest Outdoor Goodies The TrailshotOn the trail with MSR’s new pocket-sized water filter.