Nathan Fa’avae – Adventure Racing legend and 5 times world champion.
Nathan Fa’avae has been one of the best all round adventure racers in the world and Captain of the highly successful New Zealand Adventure Racing Team. The team are 6-time world champions and winners of Eco Challenge, the World’s Toughest Race.
He is the Race Director of the Spring Challenge, the iconic women’s adventure race. He is a highly qualified outdoor instructor and educator.
Nathan has three teenage children who he spends a lot of time adventuring into the wilderness with.
Deanne Parker – Back country mountain biker, pack rafter and movie maker
Deane Parker has been exploring and documenting the NZ backcountry for decades. Bikepacking and bikerafting are the unique forms of transport Deane utilises to make independent short adventure films, whilst representing several high quality outdoor brands.
When not adventuring Deane can be found on the farm or acting as a visual storyteller for the promotion of regenerative agriculture.
I am 11 years old and have been chasing my big brothers around the mountains since I was 2.
I spend most of my time at Mt Olympus as I love the club fields. I compete in skiing, swimming and equestrian but my dream is to compete in the Freeride World Tour.
Chris McLennan has been a professional travel and adventure photographer for over 30 years. He has worked on commercial assignments in 60 countries and these have seen him working in some of the most remote and often extreme corners of the world. It could be snowmobiling across Alaska photographing the Iditarod dog sled race, or spending time with the Inupiat people of the Arctic through to photographing polar bears in Spitsbergen. Chris has worked closely with Rab for 15 years to keep himself warm, dry and comfortable in the most challenging of situations”
Clayton Robinson is head guide at at Ohinerata Hunting. We offer guided hunts for red and fallow deer, meat hunts and trophy. We take anyone out that wants to give hunting a go from all walks of life. All our hunting is free range.
I’ve been guiding for 14 years and in the last three years have managed to quit my full time job as a environmental officer for the regional council and follow my dream of being self employed hunting guide.
I love the outdoors and everything it has to offer. When I’m not guiding I’m either hunting for my self, mostly Trophy hunting, Fishing, diving for paua and crayfish. I go to some pretty remote places and need good gear a can rely on Rab is my first choice 👍
Holly Ross – Ultra-runner
Holly is an ultra marathon runner based out of Wanaka in the South Island. Holly has raced in events up to 100km and is coached by Peak Endurance in Wanaka.
“I’ve always liked running and when I moved to Wanaka it just snowballed and I really got into trail running” “For endurance athletes Wanaka is an awesome place to live and train” Holly works in digital marketing for an agency in Wanaka and spends her down time hanging out with her dog Herb.
Rob Moore – NZ Climbing Team Coach
I am a climber, a skier a mountain biker, trail runner and an adventure lover, I love a great adventure!! Mainly though, I am a climbing coach to amazing kids and young adults who I try also to fuel their stoke for adventure in our amazing backyard and beyond. I travel to climbing World Cup events and am always so comfy in my Rab gear, it’s great to represent NZ in such awesome gear. The best thing though is having reliable equipment no matter where I am. Climbing, trail running or whatever mission I make up to take the kids on. I love pushing the boundaries to try to find where our edges are, we are far more incredible than we could ever imagine! Being able to share these experiences with others is such an amazing gift that I am so proud to be able to give. I am super proud to be a Rab ambassador. There is not many other things that fuel my stoke for life than good technical gear!
Originally from Australia, Gideon lives in New Zealand working full-time as a Professional Outdoor Instructor, Guide and Safety Consultant for over 17 years.
He is an active member of the NZ Mountain Guides and Outdoor Instructors Associations respectively.
Gideon works extensive work throughout New Zealand and overseas as a Mountain guide and as an alpine, rock, bushcraft, rescue and first-aid Instructor for outdoor education centres, tertiary institutions the NZ Military, Land-SAR and many more.
Gideon’s experience also includes extensive Antarctic field time as a cold weather survival instructor, Search and Rescue Trainer and team leader and science field guide in the Ross Sea area,Trans Antarctic mountains, East Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula.
When Gideon is not working, he is caffeinating and spending time with his family in Timaru NZ.
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