Sinead has grown up in the backwoods of Western Canada, spending countless hours romping, sliding, cycling, and paddling in the forests and waterways of the interior of BC. Her keen sense for adventure has only grown, as work, education, and recreation haven taken her to numerous corners of the globe. She accumulated over ten years bush experience in northern British Columbia and Alberta working in the silviculture industry, involving several seasons in administrative positions, demanding high levels of wilderness skill and awareness, training in first aid, emergency evacuations, wildlife encounters, and team cooperation in adverse environments. She has participated in many multi-day, overland expeditions internationally (Nepal, India, Morocco, United States) and in Canada. Currently, she conveys her knowledge and passion for environment as a Geography Program faculty member at UNBC (Prince George, British Columbia) and through continued research affiliations with Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario).
Hannah has spent the last eight years travelling between Pennsylvania and Ontario in pursuit of work, education, and adventure. She has extensive expedition experience throughout North America including ultra-endurance and multi-day mountain biking trips and enjoys backpacking, orienteering, and whitewater paddling. She is an experienced bicycle mechanic and has completed wilderness first aid, and she has worked as a cartographer to improve trail access in Gananoque, Ontario. In addition to her expedition experience, she has honed her leadership skills as an outdoor and community educator, a bicycle race promoter, a labor and industry researcher, and a community organizer. She is currently a Geography PhD candidate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is affiliated with the On The Move Partnership, a research consortium focused on mobility and work located at Memorial University, Newfoundland.
Rohanna is a keen outdoors gal currently based in British Columbia. She loves cycling, climbing, skiing, and hiking, and has done solo backpacking adventures in the Canadian Rockies and Southern Alps and completed an independent bicycle tour from Edmonton to Costa Rica. Geologic field work has taken Rohanna from the mountains of Yukon, to the Nepal Himalaya, and to the tundra of the Northwest Territories. During this work, she developed skills in wilderness navigation, first aid, and logistics. Rohanna has a passion for earth history and communicating topics such as how mountains and mineral deposits formed, and what the effects on human history may be.
Caitlin hails from Vancouver Island. She boasts an impressive outdoor expedition and adventure resume, as well as a rad photography portfolio. An avid sport climber, Caitlin has organized and led numerous trips over the past ten years throughout Vancouver Island (notable Horne Lake), British Columbia (Skaha and Squamish) and Smith Rock, Oregon. Her extensive climbing experience led to four seasons of employment as a high ropes rigger where she built aerial obstacle courses and was part of the refit on the Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island. Through her leadership in the climbing community, Caitlin has developed strong leadership and risk mitigation skills.
Caitlin’s vertical ascents are complemented by multiple multi-day backcountry hiking trips throughout interior and coastal Vancouver Island, coastal British Columbia and in the Canadian Rockies, and international trekking experience in Asia including Everest Base Camp, the Kong Ma La Pass, and the small summit of Kala Patthar (5600m). She has also completed a multi-day trek along the Annapurna circuit and has summited Volcan Tajumulco in Guatemala.
Fond of trail running, backcountry skiing, swimming, and paddling, Caitlin is also a recreational mountain biker and road cyclist. She is trained in has her CPR level C with AED certification, and currently works as a registered physiotherapist.
Gabi is an outdoor enthusiast with a love of traveling. An avid runner, cyclist, climber, and adventure racer, Gabi is particularly fond of long distance expeditions and endurance racing. Having lived in Mexico, Central America, and the Blue Ridge mountains, Gabi finally settled in the Philadelphia area where she now works as a Spanish teacher.
Since moving to Pennsylvania she has completed many of the most grueling and technical ultra marathons the east coast has to offer. When Gabi isn’t racing or teaching, she can be found coaching an after school running program or preparing for her annual trip to Nicaragua where she assists in course design and coordinates volunteers for the Fuego y Agua ultramarathon and survival races. Gabi is trained in Wilderness First Aid and is enrolled as a graduate school student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is pursuing a degree in Spanish Literature.