Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross is a regular contributor to TakePart, a 2009 National Magazine Award winner, a contributing editor at Backpacker Magazine, a contributor to Outside, Skiing, Bicycling, and other magazines, and is the author of critically lauded The Source of All Things: A Memoir, which O Magazine named one of its "Memoirs We Love" in 2011. She is currently reporting or writing features that include everything from the mysterious deaths and disappearances of a several young, solo female trekkers in Nepal, the impact of river travel and kayaking on the terminally ill, and remedies—from a technique called "tapping" to virtual reality therapy—for overcoming her lifelong fear of scrambling in rocky, exposed mountain environments (problematic for an "outdoor" writer). TakePart.com