Ahmet is a professional Freeskier, originally from New York. As soon as he finished high school, he moved out to Utah and Colorado pursue the dream of skiing professionally. He started filming with companies such as Rage Films and Level 1 productions, and developing his own style as a skier who pushes the boundaries of the sport. Now he is working on own film series, “Flip The Script” in which he skis the streets and backcountry around the US and the world.
Macky Franklin is an elite mountain biker, specializing in enduro. In 2015, he followed the Enduro World Series circuit to New Zealand, France, the UK and beyond, as well as placing 2nd overall in the US Enduro Cup. In 2016, he will race a mix of Enduro World Series and US enduros, and continue to explore the best trails he can find.
Syd is a professional enduro mountain bike racer. Her 2015 adventures included racing Enduro World Series events in Spain, British Columbia and New Zealand as well as spending the summer traveling around the US and living out of a van. She loves exploring new places, especially when she can do so on her bike.
Dave Hahn is a professional mountain guide, ski patroller, journalist and lecturer. On May 26, 2012 he reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 14th time – the most for a non-Sherpa climber. Among Hahn’s other notable accomplishments are his 30 summits of Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain. He has reached the summit of Mount McKinley (locally known as Denali) in Alaska, North America’s highest peak, 20 times over the course of 27 expeditions in 25 years.
A sport climber by discipline, Brendan Leader does more than just clip bolts at the local crag. He lives the rock climbing lifestyle 365 days a year. After graduating college Brendan took off on what was to be a one year, around-the-world climbing trip. Seven years later, he feels the trip hasn’t ended yet. That just might be because home base for Brendan is in the heart of the Red River Gorge of Kentucky. In between climbing trips, you can find him there pushing his limits, bolting new lines and keeping the psych high.
Jasmin Caton was born and raised in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia and was skiing and hiking in the backcountry before she could walk. In her early 20s, she was introduced to rock climbing and instantly felt like she had found her place in the obsessed, road-tripping, dirt-bagging circus of traveling rock climbers. Now, Jasmin is an ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) Rock and Ski Guide and the owner/operator of Valhalla Mountain Touring, a ski touring lodge in the Selkirk Mountains that specializes in steep trees and deep pow. She currently calls Squamish, BC home base.
Payge is an adventurer, journalist and international yoga instructor, who specializes in workshops for endurance athletes and those recovering from injuries. Her goal is to promote adventure travel, fitness and physical experiences that help people learn new things by stepping outside their comfort zones. Payge has climbed mountains and backpacked all over the world, from the Himalaya to Europe to the Andes. Some of her biggest adventures have been cycling across Southeast Asia, dogsledding in Alaska, and competing in 250km self-supported ultra stage races from Iceland to North America.
Rob is an elite age group triathlete. He started the sport as a way to stay fit while working long hours in New York, but soon quit his day job to pursue the sport full-time. He is now climbing the ranks with multiple Top 5 Age Group finishes at Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races. In 2015, Rob qualified for the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii by winning his age group (25-29 AG) at Ironman Cozumel. He is a 3x Ironman finisher with a personal best of 9:26:01 and a 5x Ironman 70.3 finisher.
Lewis, a Taos native, started mountain biking at age 12. He moved to North Carolina to attend Brevard College, and found his calling in the sport of cyclocross. His senior year he won the Division 2 National Cyclocross Championship, as well as collecting a handful of podiums in other cycling disciplines. Currently he is riding for the Giant SouthEast squad, and attending school in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with biking, he loves skiing and anything that involves spending time outdoors.
Sean Leader is a professional mountain bike athlete and photographer – gravity events to solo expeditions. He spends his time on the bike, in the woods, and shooting photos to tell the story. When he is not traveling he resides in beautiful East Tennessee on his 50-acre offroad manor, digging dirt jumps, riding motos, and jeeping.
Solveig Waterfall is a professional ski and mountain guide. She grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. After spending a few years bouncing around the west climbing, skiing, and biking, she once again calls the pacific northwest home. She leads mountaineering expeditions in Alaska, Mexico, Ecuador, and at home in the Cascades. As an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Ski Guide, she is the co-owner/operator of Tahoma Ski Guides and spends her winter season in hot pursuit of fresh snow and fall-line turns.