The VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant presented by Arc’teryx
VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant presented by Arc’teryx: a grant to enable local explorers and adventurers to undertake their dream expeditions.
The VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant will award a total of $3000 CAD to local adventurers who have exploratory and human powered objectives in the Coast Mountains of the Pacific North West. Our aim is to support Canadian adventures in our own backyard, while promoting a multitude of outdoor pursuits and bringing the resulting story to the VIMFF stage for our community to enjoy.
The VIMFF proudly presents the 2022 Coast Mountain Adventure Grant winner:
Sea to Sky Infinity Loop
The Sea to Sky Infinity Loop is a 500 kilometer human powered multi-sport adventure in our own backyard. This near impossible expedition includes climbing iconic mountains, scrambling famous traverses, crossing glaciers, packrafting wild rivers, running through beautiful provincial parks, mountain biking the Sea to Sky Trail, and paddling a fjord off the Pacific Ocean. The purpose is to showcase our local provincial parks and raise money to protect them for infinity.
Expedition details can be found on our website: OutdoorAdventurersClub.com
Mark Sky is an endurance athlete competing in the Adventure Racing World Series and Eco Challenge. Mark is a co-founder of the Outdoor Adventurers Club which uses adventure to raise money for charities and the environment. He lives in Squamish and enjoys multi-sport adventures, mountain biking, climbing, paddling, and taking calculated risks with his friends in the mountains. After the Sea to Sky Infinity Loop, he will begin his lifelong dream with his girlfriend Malin, to circumnavigate the entire planet using 100% human power.
Malin Ek is passionate about endurance adventures in the mountains. She holds course records and podium finishes in the ultra-running world. She loves ski touring, scrambling, mountain biking, and climbing. Her friends compare her to the sun: warm and bright with infinite energy. Malin, a Swedish native, visited Canada in 2016 to complete her Masters in Environmental Engineering. She fell in love with the Coast Mountains and never left. Malin co-founded the Outdoor Adventurers Club to bring purpose to her adventures.