Grayson Schaffer is a senior editor and writer for Outside magazine. He spent the last decade reporting on stories across five continents — from the slopes of Everest to the unrun rivers of Madagascar. Schaffer told the story of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, "Lost on Everest: A Dangerous World Waits Above Hurling Down Avalanches in White Fury," which explores the previously unknown details of the first ascent of Everest’s West Ridge. Together with Ryan Heffernan, Schaffer directed Engler, Fast Forward and Trail Angel (all Mountainfilm 2016). And the two may have found their most fascinating character yet in the short ski film John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale (Mountainfilm 2017).