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Meet the Founders of the Outdoor Adventurers Club 

Outdoor Adventure Couple
Endurance Athletes
Founders of the Outdooor Adventurers Club

Malin Ek

  • Ultra-marathon trail runner and endurance athlete

    • Multiple podium finishes and wins​

    • Course record holder for the 110km Whistler Alpine Meadows trail running race

  • Volunteer experience in the outdoor adventure community

  • Experience climbing >5,000m peaks 

  • Adventure guiding experience

  • Advanced Avalanche Training - AST Level 2

  • Public speaking experience

  • Energy and Sustainability Analyst; working to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the built environment to mitigate climate change

  • Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD)

  • Bachelor and Masters degrees; Environmental and Energy Systems Engineering

  • Aspiring adventure philanthropist

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Mark Sky 

  • Expedition Adventure Racer | Adventure Racing World Series

    • Previously ranked #10 in the world with Team Bend Racing (USA)

    • Podium finishes at world series events

  • Eco Challenge: World’s Toughest Race  

    • Finished 13th of 66 against some of the strongest athletes on the planet

    • Race hosted by Bear Grylls and featured on Amazon Prime

  • Volunteer experience in the outdoor adventure community

  • Adventure guiding experience

  • Stunt-work (extreme sports for television)

  • Licensed skydiver

  • Podcast host - Launching September 2022

  • Public speaking experience

  • Aspiring adventure philanthropist

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Outdoor Adventurers 
 Malin Ek  Mark Sky

~Mutual Outdoor Adventure Experience~

Outdoor Adventurers Mark Sky and Malin Ek

• Mountaineering (rock, snow and glacier travel)

• Rock climbing

• Mountain biking

• Ultra trail and ultra mountain running

• Multiday expeditions in remote mountainous terrain

• Overnight camping and backpacking in the mountains

• Ocean kayaking

• Whitewater packrafting

• 40 hour advanced wilderness first aid

• Backcountry skiing and ski touring

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• Glacier travel and crevasse rescue training/experience

• Avalanche training

• Navigating in remote terrain using traditional topographic maps, compasses and/or digital apps (Gaia, Trailforks, Fatmaps, etc.)

• Ability and experience to stay safe in remote mountainous areas with no assistance during both summer and winter conditions

• Minimizing environmental impacts is extremely important to us

"Being fortunate enough to explore as an outdoor adventure couple, we get to live our dreams. We believe the meaning of life is to chase what makes us happy.

However, there is more to life than our own happiness. We want to make the world a better home for future generations. This is why we started the Outdoor Adventurers Club."

Mark Sky & Malin Ek

Outdoor Adventurers Club Founders

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