ATHLETES, ADVOCATES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS


Melanin Base Camp bloggers include back country hikers, sport and traditional climbers, skydivers, kayakers, environmentalists and all kinds of outdoor people. Keep scrolling to find out 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.   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 southwest based climber and physician. She loves photography and bouldering with her crag dog, Hans.   Read more →

FAVIA DUBYK

Favia is a southwest based climber and physician. She loves photography and bouldering with her crag dog, Hans.

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   ADAM MITCHELL    Adam is an explorer of new places and ideas based in Tempe, Arizona. He enjoys hiking, climbing and home-brewing kombucha.   Read more →

ADAM MITCHELL

Adam is an explorer of new places and ideas based in Tempe, Arizona. He enjoys hiking, climbing and home-brewing kombucha.

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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 on the board of the Arch Project advocating for conservation of public lands.   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 on the board of the Arch Project advocating for conservation of public lands.

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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 sense 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 sense of identity.

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   DAVID ROZUL    David Rozul is a nomadic climber embarking on a year of adventure + climbing in the country's most renown wild places.   Read more →

DAVID ROZUL

David Rozul is a nomadic climber embarking on a year of adventure + climbing in the country's most renown wild places.

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   TIFFANY MCCLAIN    Tiffany is a mountain-chasing, wander-lusting, history obsessing dreamer of dreams. Her adventures have taken her up mountains, down trails and all over the U.S. and Canada!   Read more →

TIFFANY MCCLAIN

Tiffany is a mountain-chasing, wander-lusting, history obsessing dreamer of dreams. Her adventures have taken her up mountains, down trails and all over the U.S. and Canada!

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   REBECCA ROSS    Rebecca is an African American mountaineer, backpacker, photographer, and rock climber, based in the Pacific Northwest. Her interests include gaining advanced skills in alpine climbing and mountaineering in order to take on more challenging mountains.   Read more →

REBECCA ROSS

Rebecca is an African American mountaineer, backpacker, photographer, and rock climber, based in the Pacific Northwest. Her interests include gaining advanced skills in alpine climbing and mountaineering in order to take on more challenging mountains.

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   MICHAEL A. ESTRADA    Michael runs Brown Environmentalist Media; sharing stories of environmental movements led by People of Color around the globe. He is a first-generation Salvadoran American, and in his free time aspires to a zero-waste lifestyle, and drinks plenty of tea.   Read more →

MICHAEL A. ESTRADA

Michael runs Brown Environmentalist Media; sharing stories of environmental movements led by People of Color around the globe. He is a first-generation Salvadoran American, and in his free time aspires to a zero-waste lifestyle, and drinks plenty of tea.

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   CAROLINE HSU    Caroline is a multi-sport adventurer from Los Angeles who enjoys skydiving, alpine climbing, and paragliding all over the west coast and Utah.   Read more →

CAROLINE HSU

Caroline is a multi-sport adventurer from Los Angeles who enjoys skydiving, alpine climbing, and paragliding all over the west coast and Utah.

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   KENNY HAMLETT    Kenny is a PNW based athlete with a passion for bouldering, outreach and getting African-American kids excited about climbing.   Read more →

KENNY HAMLETT

Kenny is a PNW based athlete with a passion for bouldering, outreach and getting African-American kids excited about climbing.

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   BRANDON JOHNSON    Brandon is an Air Force veteran and professional skydiver living and working in the United Arab Emirates. He enjoys canopy piloting, wingsuiting, B.A.S.E. jumping and free-flying with friends.   Read more →

BRANDON JOHNSON

Brandon is an Air Force veteran and professional skydiver living and working in the United Arab Emirates. He enjoys canopy piloting, wingsuiting, B.A.S.E. jumping and free-flying with friends.

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