Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel and adventure writer, and the Editor at Highline Magazine. Her work has previously appeared in such publications as IMPACT Magazine, Alpinist.com, Backcountry.com, Skiing.com, Highline Magazine, Canadian Alpine Journal, The Gazette: Magazine of the Alpine Club of Canada, Travelmag and various newspapers in Western Canada. She is a tourism marketing specialist and has worked on publications and materials with Travel Alberta, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Parks Canada and a variety of Rockies-based clients. In May 2012 she launched The Adventures in Parenthood Project, where she is exploring the transition of outdoor adventurers to parenthood. She also publishes an outdoor blog called The Campsite and blogs regularly for Women’s Adventure Magazine.
She is also an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC), sitting on their Mountain Culture committee. Back in 2011, she wrote The State of the Mountains Report, an ACC study into the impacts of climate change from the perspective of some of Canada’s top mountaineers.
Meghan loves any sport that takes her up a mountain or into the backcountry, and also enjoys travel, photography and yoga. Her own adventures have taken her backpacking in the Caribbean, ski touring in the Arctic, climbing throughout The Canadian Rockies and trekking in Nepal. She lives in Banff, Alberta, with her husband, Paul Zizka, a mountain landscape and adventure photographer, and her daughter, Mistaya.