Senior Editor

Chad de Alva is a FAA approved drone pilot, filmmaker and photographer based out of Flagstaff, Arizona. Born and Raised in Telluride, Colorado, Chad has grown up exploring and adventuring all over the Southwest. Before GoPro cameras 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 killed in action along the way, but cameras can be replaced—experiences cannot.

Today, Chad’s work has taken him from the Alaska Range to the bottom of the Grand Canyon working with companies like the BBC and Nat. Geo. to help tell stories that move people. Chad combines his engineering background with his outdoor experience to develop innovative solutions for documenting adventures in never before seen ways. His love of the outdoors, adventure, and learning new things is limitless.

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Articles by Chad de Alva:

Meet the Maker Part IIUsing the TAZ 6 3D Printer to build Adventurist-Grade GoPro Mounts Leki Table XS LiteA Hard Top Packable Table that Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2017Salt Lake City’s final show is full of awesome gear for adventure travel. 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.