Ryan Jordan is the Publisher of Backpacking Light Magazine and editor of the book Lightweight Backpacking and Camping. Jordan has pioneered more than a dozen routes of several hundred miles each without resupply in the Northern Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Ecosystems. Jordan's latest projects include development of the 1,500-mile Intermountain Trail (IMT) from the Continental Divide in Montana to the Pacific Crest in California, and research in contiguous wilderness system modeling in the Continental U.S.
Roman Dial is a Professor of Biology and Mathematics at Alaska Pacific University and has explored Alaskan wilderness by foot, paddle, pedal, and ski for over three decades. He has made full length traverses of the Brooks and Alaska Ranges and competed in adventure races world-wide. Dial is the Race Director for the Alaskan Mountain Wilderness Classic.
Jason Geck is an Instructor of GIS, Mathematics, and Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University and passionate Alaskan trekker, packrafter, surfer, and adventure racer. Jason was part of the team that shattered the record and won the 2005 Alaskan Mountain Wilderness Classic, considered by many to be the toughest expedition adventure race in the world.