Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Instagram Handle: geo_seb
Facebook Handle: Sebastian Walter
"I practice a good balance between trail running, solo fast packing, backpacking with friends, backcountry skiing, and rock climbing. I have been getting into ski mountaineering lately too. Rock climbing has been a staple in my life since 2007, when I began bouldering and Trad climbing in the Gunks of NY. Trail running has been in my life for a similar amount of time, and acts as the easiest form of energy release and means to satisfy my adventurous spirit.
I have been skiing since I was 4 years old, and only recently have begun traveling uphill with them, into really amazing territories. I love exploring the unknown, where I am unsure of my own abilities, and pushing myself into those uncharted territories. I find that those instances inspire future adventure.”
Why Skout: Skout Backcountry fuels my adventure by ensuring a food source that is sustainable and good for my health. Skout Backcountry provides the means to carry my nutritional goals into my active lifestyle. I find most prepared sport food to be full of added sugar. Skout bars do not use refined sugars, which is a huge plus in my book. Also, I have experimented with many different kinds of bars/fuel/gu, and these bars agree with my stomach.
Fav. Product: I really enjoy the apple cinnamon Skout bar, it is by far my favorite bar out there. With simple ingredients and no added sugar, it makes a perfect mid run energy stabilizer as well as a snack at any point in the day.
Fav. Sport: trail running, especially through the Issaquah Alps
Trail running: Second Place at Race to the Cape
Trail running: Running the entire Timberline Trail in a day in less than 10 hours
Trail running: Piecing together the Tatoosh Traverse in preparation for a single day, FKT push in 2019
Backpacking: Paria Canyon, Chilkoot Trail, Wonderland Trail
Ski Touring: Circumnavigate Mt Hood on skis at El. ~9000ft
Rock Climbing: Climb Beacon Rock in less than 2hrs
Running the Orca's Island 50k, Diez Vista 50k and shooting for a fall attempt at the Tatoosh Traverse FKT.
Teton Traverse in the summer, along with a summit of Devils Tower.
We will be taking an extended trip out to (most likely) SE Asia in mid/late July to August. Good chances of a rad backpacking trip out there, too.