Have you ever watched an adventure documentary or seen a photo that made you just want to get outside? You’re not alone. The media within the outdoor industry can directly shape how we experience the outdoors. Roam Media, better known as ROAM, ensures that we all stay inspired, educated, and live a life full of adventure and purpose.
Storytelling and Educating
ROAM is about storytelling and educating. The company was founded by some of the world’s best adventure athletes, photographers, and filmmakers. They have come together to offer their community an insight into their lives. Much of the work that ROAM does comes through their original videos, mini-documentaries, photos, community events, such as the annual ROAM awards, and educational videos. Together, this work inspires and educates others to adventure with a purpose, turning experiences in the outdoors into a story and sparking inner creativity. ROAM encourages and supports their community to “ROAM towards a life of Adventure and Purpose.” ROAM understands that when we challenge ourselves, push the limits, and explore the unknown, our lives can become more balanced and closer to who we are at our core.
Founded by World’s Greatest Adventurers and Explorers
ROAM was founded by the individuals who have helped shape the outdoor industry into what it is today. People who go beyond simply documenting and exploring but rather look for meaning within the work that they do. The idea was born from leading photographers and filmmakers like Jimmy Chin. Jimmy is known for his extraordinary ability to capture imagery amidst being in high-risk environments. He has been working within the outdoor industry for over two decades and has capture some of the most iconic films and photos that inspire others to push their limits and start roaming into the unknown.
Alongside Jimmy Chin is Cory Richards, National Geographic Photographer, climber, and one of the most elite alpinists of our time. His work doesn’t just inspire others, but it expresses the complexities of the shared human experience, which is often present when we are outdoors.
Sasha DiGiulian is a world-champion climber and recognized as one of the best female climbers in the entire world. Besides climbing some of the toughest routes out there, she also works to ensure equality and opportunity are present within the outdoor industry.
Mike Horn is recognized as the greatest living explorer and has possibly seen more of the planet than any other person. Due to his extensive experience, from summiting the world’s 8,000-meter peaks to walking the North Pole during the dark season, Mike knows what it takes to embark on a life-changing expedition.
Snowboarders and filmmakers Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones are known for being the best boarders in the world. Travis has over 30 grand slam titles and has paired his adventures on the slopes with trailblazing films that have influenced and inspired those within the industry. Jeremy has also turned his adventures into films and activism. In 2007, he founded Protect Our Winters, uniting the global winter sports community to fight against climate change.
Andy Mann works as a leader when it comes to adventure film and conservation photography. As an experienced artic explorer and filmmaker, he has shown the world the effects of our rapidly changing planet.
Photographers and videographers Chris Burkard, Andy Best, Keith Ladzinski, and Renan Ozturk have shaped their work to showcase some of the wildest, most rugged, remote, and beautiful places in the world. Together their work has been featured in some of the biggest publications, such as National Geographic, The New York Times, The North Face, and Outside.
Kelly Starrett, often referred to as the “founding father” of CrossFit, is a trainer, physical therapist, and author whose work has heavily influenced the health and fitness industries.
Juliet Starrett is an extreme whitewater rafter and now works to make the outdoors inclusive for all with her organizations. GirlVentures empowers women and young girls, Liquid is a kayaking camp for kids with HIV, and StandUpKids works to getting kids moving.
Lastly, founding member Ian Walsh is a professional surfer born and raised on Maui. As one of the world’s best surfers, Ian uses his love for the ocean to inspire others to help protect it.
ROAM Academy Premium Membership: Exclusive Access to the World’s Best Adventurers
And while ROAM has inspired countless individuals to adventure with purpose, the ROAM Team wanted to educate their community even more. That’s where ROAM Academy comes in. The academy’s mission is to train you for the outdoors and inspire you to put those skills to the test. This platform takes individuals past inspiration and provides them with concrete advice that can be implemented in the real world.
Members have a chance to learn from the best in the world. Whether it be biking, climbing, skiing, surfing, storytelling, photography, or various other topics, ROAM academy provides the education of a lifetime. The online classes, videos, and shows allow you to learn from the experts in their field. This includes climbing legends like Conrad Anker, who shares his philosophy on how climbing relates to our lives, safety essentials, and breaking down the necessary gear and techniques associated with the sport.
Other classes include learning how to get the most out of mountain biking, led by professional mountain bike racer Joey Schusler. Founding member Cory Richards leads a series of classes breaking down his storytelling career coupled with adventure. Another founding member, Dr. Kelly Starrett, helps members build a mobility program to keep them injury-free so that they can spend more time roaming. ROAM Academy enables anyone to learn from the experts within the industry. It is a platform where we can all discover how to begin adventuring with a purpose.
UNLIMITED ACCESS TO CLASSES
Exclusive to ROAM: Hundreds of Lessons by the Best Adventure Athletes and Creators in the World.
ACQUIRE ADVENTURE SKILLS
Learn Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Biking, Photography, Film, Travel, Survival, Fitness, and more—everything you need to live a more purposeful life of Adventure.
EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL SHOWS AND CONTENT
Find inspiration in ROAM’s Original Content library. Hours of original content from ROAM Studios take you from the top of Everest to the middle of the South Pacific to the North Pole and beyond.
PODCASTS: THE MEMBER EXPERIENCE
A deeper member exclusive experience with ROAM hosts Cory Richards and Chris Jerard. Enhanced Giide show notes, Behind the Scenes member updates, VIP Q+As, Legends From the Field podcast, and other enhanced content.
ACCESS TO COMMUNITY
Special Events, Private Community with other Members, Special Q+A’s with Founding Members, Mentorship Opportunities with Athletes and Creators.
ENTRY IN 2021 ROAM AWARDS
The Adventure World’s premier Photography, Film, and Written Word Contest and Show. Judged by the best.
Those interested in learning these skills from the best in adventure sports can purchase access to ROAM Academy’s entire curriculum of courses via a monthly fee of $15 or pay a one-time annual fee of $149. Membership also includes hours of original quality content via ROAM’s original shows and mini-documentaries, including videos and podcasts, as well as access to special events, regular member Q+A’s with founding members, deeper community building, travel partnerships and more planned for 2021.
About ROAM Academy
ROAM exists to inspire, educate, and activate your life of Adventure + Purpose. Founded by the world’s best adventure athletes, photographers, and filmmakers, ROAM brings a new voice, straight from the icons themselves, to the world. Through educational videos, original shows, mini-documentaries, audio experiments, and community events like the annual ROAM Awards, we strive to energize and encourage our audience and members. ROAM’s mission of providing quality storytelling and education is designed to spark something within, creating a simplicity of motion that draws people toward living in the now. Their ultimate goal? To encourage and support everyone in our community to ROAM toward a life of Adventure + Purpose.