Looking for Justice, Finding Betrayal

“When Brayden Bushby was charged with the death of Barbara Kentner, Indigenous faith in Canada’s legal system was put to the test.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,420 words)

Lessons From a Bear Attack

“Mya and Alex lived through a brush with the wild world that was much closer than anything most of us will ever experience.”

Source: Cottage Life
Published: Dec 3, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,119 words)

The Frontier Couple Who Chose Death Over Life Apart

“Artist Eric Bealer was living the remote, rugged good life in coastal Alaska with his wife, Pam, an MS sufferer, when they made a dramatic decision: to exit this world together, leaving behind precise instructions for whoever entered their cabin first. Eva Holland investigates the mysteries and meaning of an adventurous couple who charted their own way out.”

Source: Outside
Published: Mar 30, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,945 words)

When a Fatal Grizzly Mauling Goes Viral

“[W]hile strangers on the internet accused Valérie of being irresponsible for bringing her baby into bear country, every parent in Whitehorse knows that a bear could wander across their driveway or through their yard someday. Our whole lives are lived in bear country.”

Source: Outside
Published: May 23, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,782 words)

Get Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Eva Holland attended Extreme Polar Training, a school that teaches how to survive what mother nature has to offer 2.5 degrees south of the Arctic circle. In addition to treacherous, bruising ice, it includes temperatures of -40F and wind so cold and strong it gives you a headache before it tries to blow you over. For Outside, she recounts the experience and the final exam — a weeklong 40 mile loop in the frozen Canadian north.

Source: Outside
Published: Feb 13, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,780 words)

The Wildest Party on Earth

Eva Holland profiles the sweaty, rhino-skinned, costumed competitors of Horseshoe Hell — a competitive rock-climbing race in Arkansas, in which participants attempt to complete as many climbs as they can in a 24-hour period in blazing temperatures.

Source: Outside
Published: Mar 21, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,358 words)

Bird Man

On birding as an extreme sport, and how observing birds satisfies a “bone-deep, soul-deep need to classify and organize the world around us.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 28, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,641 words)

After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

Eva Holland talks to the survivors and explores the aftermath of the Tunnel Creek avalanche — the tragedy that inspired “Snow Fall” — five years after a massive snow slide claimed the lives of three men.

Source: Seattle Met
Published: Feb 13, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,887 words)

Cruising Through the End of the World

What happens when cruise ship tourism descends on the communities of the Northwest Passage?

Published: May 5, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,000 words)

The Freelancers’ Roundtable

A conversation between freelancers Eva Holland, Josh Dean, Jason Fagone, and May Jeong about pitching stories, negotiating contracts, and breaking into a tough industry.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 18, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,339 words)