#newcreation | innovation hurts: finding meaning in discomfort

Find out why nothing good ever came of hiding inside your comfort zone. Watch the explorer and National Geographic Adventure Photographer Cory Richards speaking about what it means to leave your comfort zone.


A climber and visual storyteller, Cory was named National Geographic Adventurer of the year in 2012. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan-all in the attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but also the beauty inherent in our modern society.

Cory Is a passionate alpinist and climber for Eddie Bauer, and has carved a niche as one of the world’s leading adventure and expedition photographers. Cory’s Photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine, Outside, the New York Times; and his film work has won awards at nearly every major film festival including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

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