Hailey Nolan

@dirtbikegirl37

Location:

Grants Pass, Oregon

 

Off-Road Category:

Motocross

 

Influence:

Growing up we always had dirt bikes around and we would go trail riding a

couple times a year. After I turned 16 and started working I decided to buy my

own bike. All I ever wanted was to be able to keep up with the boys.

September of 2016 I entered my first trail race and got first place. After that I decided to try my hand at racing track. Deciding to get in to racing was definitely the best decision of my life. 

Achievements:

-2017 Mag 7 GP Series 3rd place

-2017/2018 Oregon State Series 1st place

-2017/2018 Winter Series 1st place

Future Goals:

Last year was my first full year doing complete seasons and this year I’m moving up to a higher class, so my goal is to continue to push myself and be a better, smarter and faster rider. This month I’m doing arenacross as well so I’m hoping to push myself in a new area for being on a tighter track. 

Advice:

This year I really want to try to focus on pushing more girls to get involved in motocross. More and more girls are getting involved and that needs to continue. Motocross is a male dominated sport but having more girls out there is what keeps us all going and pushing harder. You don’t have to be the best, you just have to put yourself out there! Not just girls either, but you guys as well! No matter what your sport is or what your passion is, as long as you’re doing what you love then that’s all that matters. Don’t live your life on what if’s. Later in life you’re going to look back and reflect on what you did, not what you didn’t do. 

Pamela Shanti Pack

@shantipack

Location:

Moab, Utah

 

Off-Road Category:

Professional Rock Climber. “offwidth”

 

Influence:

I've been climbing for 20 years, but I started offwidth climbing after a forearm injury caused me quite a bit of nerve damage in my hands. Three surgeons told me I needed to quit climbing. I was devastated. I just could not stand the thought of not climbing anymore. A few weeks later I saw a picture of the late offwidth master Craig Luebben on one of the most famous offwidths called Lucille and realized that this style might be possible even with the nerve damage in my hands because it was more a full body style of climbing. At the time (2009) there were very few offwidth experts in the world, and no women who had committed themselves to the brutal style. I committed the next three months to learning the art of offwidth and never looked back.  I discovered what I was born to do. I had always loved climbing but I pursued offwidth with a passion I had never experienced before. 

Achievements:

I have established over 60 first ascents – meaning I was the first person to climb the route. I also have done the first female ascents of over 200 routes. I am widely recognized as one of the world’s authorities in this style and have established many of the hardest offwidths in North America.

 

  • “One of the world’s best offwidth climbers” ~Rock and Ice Magazine, 2015

  • Athlete Ambassador for La Sportiva North America, Maxim Ropes, CLIF Bar, DMM and Julbo USA.

  • Over 60 First Ascents of and over 100 first female ascents.

  • Seven appearances in Climbing Magazine and Rock and Ice Hot Flashes News.

  • Author of numerous articles appearing in Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice and online.

  • Awarded Climbing Magazine’s Golden Piton Award in 2009 for establishing Gabriel 5.13c the hardest offwidth established by a North American.  

 

Future Goals:

I will keep establishing new routes throughout North America. I will be travelling to China and Europe this year to repeat Europe’s test-pieces and establish new routes in China.

Advice:

I live by these words from Polar explorer, Fridjof Nansen: “The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer”
 

Photos by: John Evans Photography 

@johnevansphoto 

Chris Kirby

@Rugerman78

Location:

Punxsutawney,PA

 

Off-Road Category:

4x4 "Jeeping"

Influence:

I’ve always wanted a Jeep and I finally made the commitment.

Achievements:

I am a father to the best son and future jeeper ever!

 

Future Goals:

I want to raise my son to be a honorable man and share with

him my love for the outdoors and off-roading.

I’d love to hit all the Jeep Badge of Honor trails in the states.

Advice:

The best thing you can do is be you! Build what makes you

happy and don’t give up on your dreams!

And don’t be afraid to ask questions along the way.