Lynn Mar­tel is a free­lance writer and pro­fes­sional speaker who spe­cial­izes in sto­ries that focus on west­ern Canada’s moun­tain envi­ron­ment — through out­door adven­ture, his­tor­i­cal biogra­phies and cur­rent events, glaciol­ogy, hydrol­ogy and biol­ogy, art, writ­ing, film­mak­ing and people.

Author of 10 books cel­e­brat­ing the unique cul­ture and adven­tur­ous lifestyle of west­ern Canada’s moun­tain com­mu­nity, she writes for mag­a­zines includ­ing Explore, Cana­dian Geo­graphic, West­world, Alberta Views, High­line, Koote­nay Moun­tain Cul­ture, Expe­ri­ence Moun­tain Parks, Travel Alberta and the Alpine Club of Canada; and the Rocky Moun­tain Out­look, Cal­gary Her­ald and Whistler Pique newspapers.