Ian Branda | London, ON
What he's known for:
I grew up in the competition climbing world where I represented Canada on the international stage in 2008, 2012, and 2013. When I left for university, I stepped out of the gym and turned my focus towards the mountains: climbing, snowboarding, and eventually BASE jumping.
Words he lives by:
One of my first climbing coaches, Andrew Wilson, always told us to focus only on what we can control. I've used this philosophy in every aspect of my life and it's been my key to always being happy and stress-free.
I also try to live by the motto "Good Vibes Only" whenever I can.
What inspires him:
People who inspire me to continue adventuring:
Erica Branda - my mom started climbing at the age of 40 and is now constantly showing me that it's never too late to learn a new skill or to keep living your life to the fullest.
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