Reuben Krabbe/ Squamish, BC / Action Sport Photographer
"Keep moderation to moderation."
Reuben Krabbe is a professional action sport photographer from Squamish BC. Primarily he's found on skis and bikes in the backcountry of his home in the Sea to Sky, but he also goes on remote trips in remote regions all over the world. While other photographers work from the valley bottom with a long lens, Reuben is normally found shoulder to shoulder with the athletes, skiing and biking the terrain together.
I'm inspired by remixing ideas and concepts from other sports, books, or trains of thought into the sports I love.
Naomi Prohaska / Pemberton, BC / Mountaineering
"Arise for it is your task and we are with you; be strong and do it."
My name is Naomi Prohaska and I would rather be in the mountains. I am 15 years old and live in Pemberton BC. I have been skiing my whole life, but I started mountaineering two years ago. My progress has been so great because my father is an ACMG Mountain guide. In May 2017 I will be attempting to become the youngest person to summit Canada’s tallest peak, Mt. Logan. At 5,959 metres tall, it is situated in the Yukon.
I'm inspired by amazing mountains that I have been privileged to experience. Exploring the mountains makes me feel so incredibly alive. I have mostly been into the Coast Mountains, but am excited to expand my playground. Furthermore, hearing about young athletes that are pushing the boundaries of their outdoor sports motivates me vastly.
Kristian Manietta / Whistler, BC / Athletic Endurance Coach
"Because the answers have changed"
I am an ex professional snowboarder turned triathlete turned endurance athlete that has morphed this passion into coaching athletes which gives me the vehicle to support endurance athletes, to breakthrough their boundaries and in doing so evolve as a human being. We moved from the beaches of Australia to the coast mountains of Canada… Because why not. The mountains do something to me that is hard to put into words and what a place to bring up our 6 year old!
I’m #allergictoaverage, I don’t like pulling punches, I’m a go-getter and I love seeing and helping people succeed. Period.
Tess Ferguson / Pacific Northwest / Alpine Climber
I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2012 as a wide-eyed eighteen year old, eager to leave behind the flatlands of the midwestern United States in pursuit of the mountains. In the years since they have become the root of my goals, lifestyle, and motivations. I spend most of my time alpine rock climbing, though I enjoy most everything from running to bouldering to skiing (though in actuality that looks more like tumbling downhill for me). I love traveling, learning about people, learning about myself, and pushing my limits both emotionally and physically. I think that I use climbing as a vehicle to accomplish this, and it has taken me across the United States, to Canada, the Alps, and the Andes. It is rare that I stay in one place for more than a few months, but I always feel at home in the Pacific Northwest and the hills of West Virginia.
I always look forward to new adventures, new faces, new perspectives, new places, and new friends.
Dan Wowak / Pennsylvania / Appalachian Bushman
Dan Wowak has been an avid outdoors man since childhood. His love and passion for the outdoors began as a child while exploring the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. Over the years, he continued pursuing his love for the outdoors through backpacking, camping, hunting, and trapping. As time went on, Dan’s enthusiasm for the outdoors compounded with his drive for reaching his physical and mental limits. Competing in adventure races, obstacle course racing, and 24-hour endurance races, Dan realized his love for physical fitness can be combined with his love for the outdoors. The collision of these two passions launched him into the unforgiving, highly dynamic world of survival and bushcraft. He spent years honing this craft and was driven to inspire individuals to pursue a love of wilderness skills. Dan has been formally teaching and sharing knowledge of survival and wilderness living for several years. Most recently, Dan has had the opportunity to put his lifetime of knowledge and foundational survival approach to the test on History Channel’s Alone Television Series. Dan is also the Owner and Instructor, of Coalcracker Bushcraft and the Appalachian Bushman School.
Kelsea De Filippis / Oregon / Surfer
"See you in the water!"
My name is Kelsea, pronounced like the ocean “sea”, I’m 21 years of age and I live in Oregon currently. I grew up on the coast of the Pacific Northwest and started skiing and surfing at a young age. Today, I teach surfing and rock climbing as well as run my own photography business. The lifestyle they taught me, involved living my life day by day making a new adventure every time I climb out of bed, even if it’s just to the new coffee shop down the street or new running trail. I learned to not limit myself to anything big or small. Make goals, spend time in the moment, write a list of adventures, feed your body with good fuel, make a stranger smile and take opportunities to do something you’ve never done before. Act like your hair is on fire, or in other words, don't hesitate.
Feed your body with good fuel.
Mark Brophy / Toronto, ON / Adventure Guide
"See you on the trails!"
Hey nomads! I’m Mark. I’m an adventure guide, traveller and general wanderer. I grew up near Toronto, then took off to travel around the world and figure out what life was all about. My favourite modes of transit were ferries around Japan, trains across India, sailing across the Pacific and cycling the coast of the United States. After working and playing in these different countries, it was time to come home and discover my own mountains a bit more. I now live somewhere in BC, Alberta or the Yukon usually, and possibly Antarctica this coming winter. I’m training to become an international mountain guide so I can marry my passions of travel and adventure sports. I mostly climb, mountaineer and ski tour these days but am still partial to a game of frisbee. My usual haunts are Squamish for the rock, Icefield Parkway for the summits and Rogers Pass for the ski.
Joe Scoble / Squamish, BC / Speed Flying
"Time and tide wait for no man!"
I got into speedflying due to my love of being in the air. I started skydiving in Australia and continued throughout Europe and America on my way around. Once I settled into being a snow bum I realized I couldn't afford to jump everyday. Not wanting to give up on my passion, I tracked down a cheap speedwing and started training. I spend a lot of time on the ground, kiting the wing in the wind, practicing launches on small hills and just becoming "one with my wing". The sport itself involves a lot of proximity flying (keeping low to the ground) meaning you want to be on your game! The more you train the better reaction time you will have. I want to be flying for a long time.
Rob Carlyon / O'ahu, Hawai'i / Professional Kayak Fisherman
"I just go by my inspiration."
Aloha everyone, I am a former professional skateboarder, jiu jitsu brown belt and offshore kayak fisherman. My lifestyle can be heavy on my body but I enjoy what I do! My family comes first so everything I do, I do for them, including the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. I've been kayak fishing for the past seven years, paddling out miles at a time up to 10 hours a day without a motor. I target fish like tunas, mahimahi and ono (wahoo). Each fish provides a healthy meal for my friends and family that is straight from the source! You can also follow my fishing on my social media pages. I am very excited to be a part of something that will be healthy for my body on those long days on the water.
What really inspires me is my family and watching people enjoy what they do in life while being humble about it. They work hard at it and aren't afraid to try their best to get it done. Also good homemade food is a must!