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 Diversify Outdoors as well as the 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 Diversify Outdoors as well as the 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. She’s also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with advanced Stage Lymphoma during grad school. You can catch her Season 10 of America Ninja Warrior; keep a look-out for her return in Season 11!   Read more →

FAVIA DUBYK

Favia is a southwest based climber and physician. She loves photography and bouldering with her crag dog, Hans. She’s also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with advanced Stage Lymphoma during grad school. You can catch her Season 10 of America Ninja Warrior; keep a look-out for her return in Season 11!

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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, trains for triathlons 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, trains for triathlons and drinks plenty of tea.

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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. She writes about social justice, her passion for public health and her intersectional identities as an Afro-Latinx woman.    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. She writes about social justice, her passion for public health and her intersectional identities as an Afro-Latinx woman.

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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 Pacific Northwest or in Oromia, Nature offers an escape and sense of identity. In addition to hiking, Hamziye enjoys modeling for outdoor brands.   Read more →

HAMZIYE AMAN

Hamziye’s connection to the Outdoors is a source of resilience and strength. Whether she’s hiking in the Pacific Northwest or in Oromia, Nature offers an escape and sense of identity. In addition to hiking, Hamziye enjoys modeling for outdoor brands.

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

DAVID ROZUL

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

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REBECCA ROSS    Rebecca is an African American mountaineer, backpacker, photographer, and rock climber, based in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys alpine climbing in the U.S. and abroad. Keep an eye out for her upcoming international climbing expeditions in 2019 and 2020.   Read more →

REBECCA ROSS

Rebecca is an African American mountaineer, backpacker, photographer, and rock climber, based in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys alpine climbing in the U.S. and abroad. Keep an eye out for her upcoming international climbing expeditions in 2019 and 2020.

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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, wing-suiting, 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, wing-suiting, B.A.S.E. jumping and free-flying with friends.

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

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