Our Athletes

  • Packing it Out Team

    Packs of choice: Crown2 60, Blaze A.C. 60, Zippsacks, Air Pockets, and Drysacks.

    With the help of friends, Packing It Out Founder Seth Orme set off to inspire others by attempting audacious clean-up efforts. In 2015 and 2016, the Packing It Out crew removed over 2,000 pounds of trash from two of America's best known scenic trails, the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. In 2017, Seth and friend Abigail Taylor biked 5,000 miles across the country and removed 2,100 pounds of trash, held 11 trash clean ups and inspired hundreds of thousands to leave our planet better. Their mission is continually evolving and they have a relentless passion to leave the people they meet and places they go BETTER.

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  • Adventure Stewardship Alliance

    Packs of choice: Quetico, Traditional #4 Portage Pack, Slacker Packer Compression Drypack

    Paul Twedt, co-founder of Packing It Out, and Michael Anderson have a deep love for lots of things -- two of which are Minnesota and a clean planet. In 2017, they’re paddling over 1,200 miles on three Minnesota waterways to clean up litter and interweave people, place and time. Their intention is to deepen their own sense of connection to place and share stories aimed to promote ripples of positivity. Only two months in and they’ve already removed over 5,000 pounds of trash. Photo courtesy of Jake Armour.

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  • Lonnie Dupre

    Polar Explorer

    Pack of Choice: Nimbus Trace Access 85

    The desire to explore is in Lonnie Dupre’s blood, literally. A descendent of Jacques Cartier, the French explorer and founder of Quebec, Lonnie has spent the last 25 years of his life been traversing the arctic and polar regions. He’s traveled over 15,000 miles via foot, dog team, ski and kayak, and his path has often followed in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers of the last century – Robert E. Peary, Roald Amundsen and Knud Rasmussen. He believes in the ability to overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that may stand between an individual and their dream. The success of his arctic expeditions, with the extreme physical, mental and logistical hurdles they have represented, stand as testament to this. Lonnie is the author of the book Life on Ice, and is debuting his first documentary Cold Love in winter of 2014-2015.

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  • Justin Lichter

    Professional Thru-Hiker and Product Design Consultant

    Pack of Choice: the Virga 26 for an ultralight hike and the Crown2 60 for a longer trek.

    Justin Lichter has hiked the equivalent to almost one and a half times around the Earth, and in one year hiked over 10,000 miles. (In total, he’s racked up over 35,000 miles!) His accomplishments include hiking unsupported from end to end through the Himalayas, through the Southern Alps of New Zealand, through Iceland and Norway, across the United States six times, and over 1800 miles through Africa. He is a ski patroller and enjoys backcountry skiing, Nordic skiing, biking, surfing and anything else outdoors and active. During his trek through the Himalayas, Trauma proudly carried the Leopard AC and found it to be the perfect pack for the treacherous 1500 mile hike. Justin is the author of Trail Tested and Ultralight Survival Kit.

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