MELANIN BASE CAMP

DIVERSITY IN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORTS

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The Adventure Starts Here

Welcome to Melanin Base Camp: your home base for diversity in outdoor adventure sports. Our purpose is to inspire you with weekly content from Black, Brown, Asian, Indigenous and Queer People of Color who love the outdoors. Join the movement and help us #diversifyoutdoors.

 

 

Check out our Featured Bloggers page to hear firsthand accounts from Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and LGBTQ2IA people who love the outdoors! 

Want to learn how to kayak? Planning a weekend hiking trip or a visit to a national park? Check out our Trip Reports page for relatable content from our team of bloggers. We tackle how to get started, what type of gear you’ll need and interviews with grassroots activists, environmentalists and educators as well as complex issues like race, gender and gender identity in outdoor recreation. 

Looking for gear to purchase? Before you do, check out our Gear Reviews page.

Join the conversation at Around the Bonfire and submit your own article to the blog.

Finally check out #DiversifyOutdoors to connect with other organizations promoting diversity in the Outdoors. Learn more at DiversifyOutdoors.com! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook

 

MEET OUR BLOGGERS

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DANIELLE WILLIAMS    Danielle is the founder of Melanin Base Camp and co-founder of Team Blackstar Skydivers. The Army pushed her out of her first airplane in 2006 and she’s been in love with adventure sports ever since.    Read more  →

DANIELLE WILLIAMS

Danielle is the founder of Melanin Base Camp and co-founder of Team Blackstar Skydivers. The Army pushed her out of her first airplane in 2006 and she’s been in love with adventure sports ever since.

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FAVIA DUBYK    Favia is a photographer, climber and member of Brown Girls Climb. She enjoys practicing medicine and maintains an active lifestyle with her husband, rescue pup and five cats.    Read more  →

FAVIA DUBYK

Favia is a photographer, climber and member of Brown Girls Climb. She enjoys practicing medicine and maintains an active lifestyle with her husband, rescue pup and five cats.

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DAVID ROZUL    David Rozul is embarking on a year of climbing throughout the Pacific Northwest United States. He enjoys telling stories that remind us of the potentially we all have to do extraordinary things.    Read more→

DAVID ROZUL

David Rozul is embarking on a year of climbing throughout the Pacific Northwest United States. He enjoys telling stories that remind us of the potentially we all have to do extraordinary things.

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NADIA MERCADO    Nadia is an active climber, hiker and skydiver from North Carolina as well as a Cardiac nurse. She loves to challenge herself and others by conquering her fears in the outdoors.    Read more  →

NADIA MERCADO

Nadia is an active climber, hiker and skydiver from North Carolina as well as a Cardiac nurse. She loves to challenge herself and others by conquering her fears in the outdoors.

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ADAM MICHAELS EDWARDS    Adam is an Oregon based whitewater kayaker chasing the dream of traveling and paddling the most exciting Class IV and Class V runs across the US.    Read more  →

ADAM MICHAELS EDWARDS

Adam is an Oregon based whitewater kayaker chasing the dream of traveling and paddling the most exciting Class IV and Class V runs across the US.

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WAI YI NG    Wai Yi Ng is an Asana and Giddy climber making big moves on Oahu's bouldering scene. She's also active on the board of the Arch Project.    Read more  →

WAI YI NG

Wai Yi Ng is an Asana and Giddy climber making big moves on Oahu's bouldering scene. She's also active on the board of the Arch Project.

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HAMZIYE AMAN    Hamziye’s connection to the Outdoors is a source of resilience and strength. Whether she’s hiking in the PNW or Oromia, nature offers an escape and a source of identity.    Read more  →

HAMZIYE AMAN

Hamziye’s connection to the Outdoors is a source of resilience and strength. Whether she’s hiking in the PNW or Oromia, nature offers an escape and a source of identity.

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DAVID ROBLES    David is an experienced mountain-biker and backpacker living in Salt Lake City, UT. He’s also a volunteer member with the Salt Lake City Search & Rescue. David grew up swimming in SLC and biking in his parent’s hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico. He enjoys hiking with his partner, Destiny, and their infant son.   Read more →

DAVID ROBLES

David is an experienced mountain-biker and backpacker living in Salt Lake City, UT. He’s also a volunteer member with the Salt Lake City Search & Rescue. David grew up swimming in SLC and biking in his parent’s hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico. He enjoys hiking with his partner, Destiny, and their infant son.

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REBECCA ROSS    Rebecca is an alpine climber and backpacker based in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys wolverine survey tracking & volunteering with local search and rescue!    Read more  →

REBECCA ROSS

Rebecca is an alpine climber and backpacker based in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys wolverine survey tracking & volunteering with local search and rescue!

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CAROLINE HSU    Caroline is a multi-sport adventurer in Park City, UT who enjoys skydiving, climbing, and skiing all over the United States.   Read more →

CAROLINE HSU

Caroline is a multi-sport adventurer in Park City, UT who enjoys skydiving, climbing, and skiing all over the United States.

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