Mark Sky is an endurance athlete competing in the Adventure Racing World Series and Eco Challenge: World’s Toughest Race. 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. Mark is now preparing for the biggest expedition of his life – you’ll hear about it at VIMFF. When not playing in the wild, Mark has created a course to inspire and help people ‘design and live their dream life’.
Mark Sky and Malin Ek received the VIMFF Arc’teryx Coast Mountain Adventure Grant in 2022 to undertake their ambitious human powered traverse of the jewels of the Sea to Sky mountains. This is their story.
The Sea to Sky Infinity Loop is a very ambitious and nearly impossible, 100% human-powered multi-sport adventure in our own backyard.
This expedition includes climbing the 7 most iconic mountains, scrambling famous traverses, crossing glaciers, packrafting wild rivers, running through 7 beautiful provincial parks, mountain biking the Sea to Sky Trail, and paddling a fjord off the Pacific Ocean.
Approximately – 575km | 25,000 meters of vert | 17 days
7 iconic summits – West Lion, Sky Pilot, Garibaldi, Black Tusk, Wedge, Currie, Tantalus
5 iconic traverses – Garibaldi Neve, Spearhead, Tantalus, HSCT, Sea-to-Sky Super-Traverse
Their major goal besides trying to complete this crazy adventure is to showcase and support the provincial parks in the Sea to Sky. As the community and populations grow, we need to step up our game to protect these areas, not just for us but for future generations. Protect our parks for infinity.
All donations will support BC Parks within the Sea to Sky region.
Expedition details and donations to BC Parks: OutdoorAdventurersClub.com
The entire expedition can be started and finished anywhere in the Sea to Sky. Who will take on the challenge in 2023?