Greg Hanscom

Wilderness First Responder

Greg Hanscom

Greg is a Utah boy, raised in the Wasatch Mountains on a steady diet of trail dust and deep powder. A writer by day, he spent a decade living on Colorado’s Western Slope, where he worked at High Country News and moonlighted as an EMT. After a stint in Baltimore, where his wife, Tara, was studying herbal medicine, he has bounced west again, to Seattle. An avid ultra runner and Nordic skier, he currently writes for Grist.org about how cities are adapting (and failing to adapt) to climate change. Greg and Tara have two girls, Lucia and Chloe, who are turning into gung-ho skiers, climbers, and trail rats themselves.