Outdoor 30 Under 30
The Outdoor Industry's Brightest Young Minds
Outdoor 30 Under 30 highlights the athletes, designers, founders, and misfits who are challenging the status quo and driving the industry forward. They are the crazy ones. The movers and makers. The bold. The quiet geniuses. The clever and collaborative. The stubborn and passionate.
This project was born on a long, muddy run. An otherwise innocuous moment, high on endorphins, chasing miles as the sun set. We had recently read Forbes 30 Under 30 and saw white space. A few hours of research confirmed our suspicions: this is the first ever outdoor specific list.
Proudly announcing the inagural 30 winners
With over 600 nominations we're excited to announce 30 of the outdoor industry's future game changers.
National Geographics Maps
Claire Kestrel Neaton
Natural Leaders Network
United By Blue
National Park Service
Chris Burkard Studios
Biological Oceanography at MIT/WHOI
Professional Adventure Skier
Professional Big Mountain Skier
Austin Bouldering Project + Seattle Bouldering Project
Becca Skinner Photography
Sea to Summit
Sackcloth & Ashes
Youngest person to walk around the world
Teton Science Schools
Outdoor Industry Association
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
All winners were selected by the panel of judges and under the age of 30 as of February 1st, 2016.
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