Ari Novak is an ice climber and mountaineer for La Sportiva, Petzl and Deuter based out of Bozeman Montana. Novak’s love of ice and rock climbing has led him to establish ﬁrst ascents around the country and around the world. In 2019 Novak and his team established the hardest water ice line in the Indian Himalayan “Snow Leopard” HW7 150m. In Montana, Novak established “White Tara” 5.10a along with Conrad Anker who describes the route as “one of the best rock routes in the State” In Alaska, Novak has explored some of the most remote reaches of the Matanuska glacier as featured in National Geographic. Novak’s number one passion is sharing climbing through teaching ice climbing technique to enable others to enjoy the mountains as safely as possible. Novak is a regular instructor at the Ouray and Michigan Ice Festival. In addition to ice climbing Ari enjoys ski mountaineering and all things winter.
Eric is an enduro mountain bike racer and outdoor athlete living in Vail, Colorado. With a passion for fitness, Eric spends his office hours personal training and coaching cyclists. Graduating from the University of Colorado where he raced collegiate mountain biking, his pursuit of the outdoors was fueled by a degree in Environmental Studies. An avid traveler, Eric has been all over the world and continues to seek new adventures. He has no intentions of slowing down, on or off the bike.
A lifelong resident of Washington state, John and his family live in the mountains to be in the outdoors as much as possible. The kids have been hiking since they could walk (or be carried) and now head deep into the wilderness every summer. The family also snowshoes, fishes, and is just getting into climbing. John writes at moosefish.com and as @moosefish on the socials. When he can't be in the outdoors, he's a computer nerd.