Defying the Diagnosis

Defying the Diagnosis

Taryn Simpson is a 33-year-old mountain climber from Snohomish, Washington. 8 years ago, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and learnt to rehabilitate her body and control the pain in order to fulfil her love of sports. Taryn is always looking to defy her diagnosis and in 2017 she prophesied that she would one day tackle the tallest mountain in Washington state. In 2019 she made that climb.

Diving in the Dark

Diving in the Dark

“If people have true callings, I have found mine – and it’s a strange one. Cave diving.” Natalie Gibb is public speaker, author, photographer, videographer, and a member of the Woman Diver’s Hall of Fame. Natalie is co-owner of Under the Jungle, a cave diver training centre in Mexico, and a TDI Full Cave Instructor.

Expedition to Adventure

Expedition to Adventure

Oli France is a British speaker, adventurer and expedition leader, specialising in taking groups to remote and hostile places. After quitting his job as a kitchen salesman in 2016 and leaving his old life behind on a whim, he decided to follow his dream of adventure by travelling from Hong Kong to Istanbul, by any means necessary, along the 8000-mile mountainous spine of Asia. This experience led him to continue his search for adventure by leading expedition groups through some of the most hostile and dangerous place on the planet.

Soaring for the Shot

Soaring for the Shot

Sam Hardy is a 30-year-old professional BASE jumper from Dorset. 14 years ago, he met extreme sports athlete, Tim Emmett, which inspired him to take up the death-defying sport. Since then, Sam has travelled all over the world, completing over 1,800 BASE jumps in 27 different countries.

Taking the Plunge against Plastic

Taking the Plunge against Plastic

Sarah Gauthier is a professional scuba diving instructor from Québec, Canada. After being inspired to take up diving by her mother, she went on to inspire others to do the same. While teaching, Sarah noticed the increasing amount of plastic pollution in our oceans and decided to go on a mission to raise awareness of the issues by diving in all seven continents to show the beauty of the sea.

Maneoveuring Through the Munros

Maneoveuring Through the Munros

Hamish Frost is a professional adventure sports photographer, based in Scotland. After being inspired to take up mountain sports photography, he quickly became in demand and worked on projects in places such as Antarctica, the Himalayas and the Alps. Although Hamish has travelled all over the world, the Scottish mountains in his back yard, keep him going back for more and push him to his limits.

Getting a Grip

Getting a Grip

Suffolk-born Shane Griffin is a professional parkour athlete and climber. Shane spent his childhood jumping and climbing his way through his village, and as he got older, his gravity-defying feats led him from stunt roles in movies and the job as course tester for Ninja Warrior.

Control in the Cold

Control in the Cold

Danish-born Jonas Beyer is a professional wildlife photographer. Jonas spent his childhood taking photographs of anything he could and when he got older, his love of animals took him to some of the coldest and most unforgiving places on earth in order to photograph animals in their natural habitat.

Welcome to the Whitewaters

Welcome to the Whitewaters

German-born Adrian Mattern is a professional whitewater kayaker who travels the world as part of a collective called SEND. Adrian’s love of the sport has taken him and his team to some of the most remote places on earth in order to capture footage of the most death defying waterfall drops ever attempted.

Mentor in the Mountains

Mentor in the Mountains

Carlo Cosi is a 32-year-old Italian mountain guide who earned the prestigious distinction of ‘Alpine Guide’ – aka Master of Mountaineering – at the age of just 25. He has traversed over 50 ice routes, 100 rock routes and undertaken over 100 ski mountaineering trips and crossings in his career so far.