Daniel Arnold began climbing the Pacific Rim volcanoes and basalt crags of his native Portland as a teenager and went on to climb throughout North and South America. He lives and climbs in Sonora, California.

He has a BA in Philosophy from Stanford and MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. His work has appeared in Rock + Ice, ZYZZYVA, and The Mountain Gazette. His two books are Salt to Summit and Early Days in the Range of Light.