Why do you #ChooseAdventure?
Because it is the best way to enjoy life. But also because I love collecting the great stories from my adventures to tell my friends and family.
Adventure makes you feel...
I can only think of clichés…and they are all true! Really, I can’t imagine my life without adventures.
Favorite type of adventure?
My favorites are adventures I’ve never done before. I like exploring new places and challenging myself in different ways. Exploring a new city or backpacking in a new place and culture or pushing skis uphill to find perfect terrain covered in deep powder or a new hike near my home in Squamish all qualify as favorites.
Favorite adventure to date?
Among my favourites would be heli-assisted ski touring in Bella Coola; backpacking in Cambodia; living the Parisienne lifestyle for a month; and touring around the Galapagos in a converted pirate ship.
What is your next adventure planned?
I’m rehabbing from knee surgery and graduating from university in April. So I’m in the fun stage of having a long list of short term ideas and will figure it out at the end of April. I have a bucket list of adventures posted on the wall in my study—some would take a few hours and some are huge trips. I like reminding myself that an adventure can happen regularly and not have to cost much money. Over the next two years, earning a spot for the winter Olympics in Korea is the focus—the road to an Olympics is its own kind of challenging adventure.
Your ultimate adventure bucket list is?
Biking from Beijing to Istanbul on sections of the historic silk route with my dad.
The person/people who inspire me most to take an adventure...
My brother, my adventurous friends around the world, my dad, and my mom.
Adventure item you can't live without?
Snacks!! Everything else depends on what the adventure might be but snacks and food are essential to someone like me—nothing is fun when I’m “hangry”. Also having gear that is good fitting, high quality, and comfortable is important to me, especially in footwear, backpacks and clothing.
How can people follow your adventures?
I post pretty frequently on Instagram. After the adventure, I’ll usually upload an album on Facebook. If I’m deep into no cell service land, I usually try to shoot a few texts to my parents so they know I’m alive. My mom likes to tell people where I am when I’m in the mountains.
FB: Roz Groenewoud