Who's Using inReach
Dave Treadway (aka Little Air Dave) – Was one our first Ambassadors. Dave lives in BC and is a professional extreme skier and a certified SAR volunteer. His passion for skiing is truly unique and he is well networked in the ski and snowmobile community out West and has starred in several videos. When he isn’t skiing, he’s snowmobiling looking for new destinations. He loves inReach and has uses it on every trip into the backcountry to share updates with his fans and links to his location. He’s even depended on it to get help when a friend got hurt in the backcountry and while assisting with a search for a lost hiker. After that incident Dave posted that he was “stoked about inReach” to all his Facebook fans.
Dave Norona rides out of BC and provides instructional videos to Lets Ride BC. Dave spent 18 years traveling the globe and racing in some of the world’s most grueling events. With over 400 race events in triathlon to adventure racing, motocross to backcountry sledding, Dave’s passion for the outdoors is inspirational. Some have even proclaimed him the “Godfather” of Adventure Racing in Canada. Dave made the following comment on inReach Canada's Facebook page: “I love my inReach for epic trips as it lets people back home know I am safe and they can see where I have been!!!”
Chris Brown, is a seasoned Big Mountain rider who teaches riding clinics in the West (RidewithChrisBrown camps) and is an avalanche safety instructor in his spare time. Chris spends about 150 days a year on his snowmobile and has starred in several snowmobile videos.
Running the Kalahari Dessert, Botswana. The impossible2Possible (i2P) Youth Ambassador team will join Ray Zahab as they run across the Kalahari Desert in the Republic of Botswana. This 8-day running expedition will cover up to 400 kilometers through the Kalahari region of Botswana. This diverse and contrasting landscape will ensure that this i2P Youth Expedition will be the toughest to date, and will require incredible preparation to guarantee a successful expedition. You can follow the team via inReach and the LIVE tracker on the website.
CAA Pro Trainers
Six Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Pros will be using inReach this season and talking about the product as a back country communications and safety device, when conducting their avalanche safety training courses. Their season officially kicks off in December and their trainers include highly skilled avalanche professionals from a range of backgrounds including snowcat and heli-skiing operators, snowmobile wilderness guide operators, mountain search and rescue, ski resort snow safety teams, Parks Canada and more.
Luc Rousseau is a professional photographer specializing in outdoor activity and landscape photography. His last photography trip was at Bruce Peninsula National Park for 4 day and at Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario for a 100km hike along the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the backcountry.
"As a professional photographer and outdoor enthusiast, I am often away from any means of communication. Some events pushed me to consider the purchase of a satellite communication device, not only to send out an SOS emergency, but also as a means of two-way communication."
"It's very useful to warn a contact about delay so an ordinary situation doesn't become a false alarm. Or, simply to ask the weather for the next day and plan a good photo session!"