We need your help. We're scouting for Everyday Badassesthe most amazing, inspiring, talented everyday adventure athletes in the Outside world. These are everyday people like usclimbers, skiers, skaters, surfers, kayakers, runners, snowboarders, cyclists, bikers, endurance hikers, triathletes, cavers, explorers, etc. who are different in one very big way: In their free time, they can hang with the best in the world.
Here's how to nominate someone you know:
1. Know who we're looking for:
We want world-class athletes, adventurers, expeditioners, or explorers who perform near the highest levels of their sport.
We aren't looking for people with major sponsors or who appear in a bunch of advertisements (though we won't turn down someone just because some company gave them a case of free socks one day).
We also can't include people who make a living at their sportsay, a badass alpinist who's job is working as a badass mountain guideor anyone who used to be a pro at their sport. Sorry Dave Scott. We'll get you next time.
2. Give us the beta:
We need to know:
Why we should profile your badass friend and what makes them amazing. Be as specific as possible (competitions won, first ascents/descents, records set, big expeditions they've been a part of, pro athletes who can vouch for how talented they are, etc.).
Give us a sense of who the person is, especially what they do for a living (this is important), what makes them unique, where they are from, and anything else interesting about them (overcame a handicap, made millions as a janitor at Google, etc.)
How we can reach your badass nominee.
3. Email Us: Send an e-mail with all that info to [email protected].