In fall, snowboard guide Kate Ediger (@shrediger
) has time to plan. She’ll drop her son at school before heading to work at a coffee shop, or meeting with people to prepare for an upcoming adventure. But as winter approaches and guiding season kicks off, Kate’s days, and her to-do lists, grow longer. “There are days where I have anxiety about all the things I want to accomplish, but I get my energy from being outside, so it motivates me.” Tap the link in our bio to find out how Kate finds balance in the backcountry, and shop her go-to products for when she’s off the snow and on the go.
Long before the first snow falls and her first guests arrive, Revelstoke-based snowboard guide Kate Ediger (@shrediger
) takes stock of her winter gear and makes sure it’s dialed. “As soon as the air gets colder, I’ll put all my gear in the living room and make sure it all works. Then I get my splitboard gear, tighten everything, wax it, and make sure it’s ready.” Tap the link in our bio to see Kate’s top picks for splitboarding and safety gear and make sure you’re winter ready.
Although a sudden snowfall caused Ilia and his friend to turn back from their original objective, the views on their way down ensured that the trip was still one to remember. #GOATworthy
Kate Ediger (@shrediger
) is a backcountry guide, splitboarder, and mom to five-year-old Timber. It’s a lot to juggle, but she wouldn't have it any other way. As she and her young son prepare for the winter season ahead, we traveled to their home in Revelstoke, British Columbia, to find out how she divides her time between responsibility, ripping on the mountain, and encouraging others to do the same. Tap the link in our bio to read more of her story.
When Kate goes into the backcountry, she goes there to build balance. At Backcountry, we believe that our outdoor experiences shape who we are. We are all built by the backcountry in some way. Whether it’s your best ski season ever, more camping trips with friends, or the next generation of adventurers, we want to know what you’re building. Share your stories with us.
After not experiencing a true fall in many years, Ben Fleming couldn't have been happier to be back in a state with all four seasons. You can't beat these fall colors. #GOATworthy
After total reconstructive back surgery years ago, Heather Laptalo (@hlaptalo
) was told that she would never run again. “I struggled to walk post back surgery. Now, I’m running faster and farther than I could have ever imagined.” Two months ago, Heather was proud to be part of the fastest all-female team at the Hood-to-Coast relay, with her team averaging 6:21 per mile for almost 200 miles. Due to her team’s activism after race organizers failed to recognize the top women, HTC is now committed to equally recognizing women in all races to come. “Our team hopes no other female runner feels unseen, undervalued, or not a part of the community. We hope to inspire more women to take up running and chase down goals alongside us.” Heather Laptalo is building a running culture more supportive of women. What are you building? Whether it’s your best ski season ever, more camping trips with friends, or the next generation of adventurers, we want to know what you’re building. Share your stories with us.
Gardiner Miller feels at peace when she’s adventuring in the snow-capped mountains of the Pacific Northwest. "For me, life is all about adventure, and the best adventures involve good company.” Her experiences in the backcountry inspire her to bring people together and protect the land that she loves. As a Volunteer Programs Specialist for The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org
), Gardiner manages Oregon’s restoration work party and guided hike programs, annually engaging over 1,000 Oregonians in conservation activities. “I love connecting people to TNC’s amazing projects and inspiring people to make personal decisions that benefit our natural world.” Gardiner Miller is building a community of environmental stewards. What are you building? Whether it’s your best ski season ever, more camping trips with friends, or the next generation of adventurers, we want to know what you’re building. Share your stories with us.
When Peter Anderson was headed out for a long solo ski tour, a friend asked, “what are you going to think about while you’re out there alone?” At the time, Peter couldn’t answer. Over time, he’s realized the answer is...NOTHING. Whether he’s skiing, backpacking, or fishing, his outdoor adventures have one thing in common: the cherished opportunity to focus his attention—to be grounded and mindful of the present moment. When Peter Anderson goes into the backcountry, he goes there to build focus and presence.
Whether it’s your best ski season ever, more camping trips with friends, or the next generation of adventurers, we want to know what you’re building. Share your stories with us.
There’s nothing better than cozying up as the temperature drops. basin + range’s knits and sweaters for women are everything your cold weather closet’s been missing. More comfortable and versatile than ever before, every piece is ready for whatever your busy life throws at it. Whether at the office or on the porch post-facto, you’ll be wrapped in casual comfort and every day style, guaranteed. Tap the link in our bio to shop the @basinrange
In her 18 years leading @nolsedu
courses in Patagonia and Alaska, 4’11” powerhouse Shawn Benjamin (@shawnitabenjamin
) loved being as remote as possible. “I was drawn to the work because you have to rely on your teammates. You’re literally connected on a rope team, or shoveling snow around the clock to keep your tent from collapsing.” Now, as the principal of Bay-area @leadershippublicschools
—a top-ranked charter school made up of low-income students of color—Shawn is dedicated not only to building a high functioning team of adults, but also to providing her students the same kind of leadership opportunities that she experienced with NOLS. “I want my students to live a life of choice and opportunity. It’s not about how much money your parents make, it’s can you work hard? Can you have a good attitude in a rainstorm?” Whether it’s your best ski season ever, more camping trips with friends, or the next generation of adventurers, we want to know what you’re building. Share your stories with us.
There’s lots to love about New Zealand. It’s not only the home of #GOATworthy
morning coffee moments on Lake Wanaka, but also where we looked to for the best fabric innovations we could find in order to build our ideal baselayers. We leveled up standard merino blends by integrating NuYarn technology, a process that makes even the best baselayers better. Tap the link in our bio to shop Baselayers Built by Backcountry.