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“Splitboarding has changed things big time. Not having to post hole up in snowshoes and ride with something on your back gives you a lot more energy to make it far into the backcountry on a deep pow day!” 

TAMO CAMPOS

Hometown: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Currently resides: In a 4x4 veggie-powered ambulance
Current sponsors: Homeschool, Zeal, Sandbox, Kindred Snowboards, Clif Bar
Bindings: Arc

Tamo Campos grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where the mountains became a part of his life from the very beginning. At 11-days-old, his dad took him in a backpack and went on an overnight backcountry ski trip, an introduction into a world that would later dominate his life. After chasing backcountry slashes and contests across North and South America for the last ten years, Tamo is now focusing his efforts on both environmental and humanitarian work, founding the organization Beyond Boarding. On tap for 2016/17 Tamo is working with fellow Ambassador, Rafael Pease, on finishing the Connections Movement film, and planning a split trip out to the Spatsizi Plateau.

Q & A

Last season's most epic adventure was when we put in a first descent in a winding chute in the remote area of Northwest BC. It was an overnight trip to get there and when we finally made it to the top of the chute fifteen stone sheep ran out of it which was pretty magical! What happened after was pretty wild. We shredded it and got down to the photographer who had just come face to face with a wolf waiting for us to ride! You always think of being alone out in the backcountry, but this adventure clearly showed the opposite.

Really stoked to be redoing a splitboarding trip into Cold Fish Lake in the Spatzizi Mountain Range in North Western BC, Tahltan territory. We tried last year but temperatures spiked to -60 at night on day five. All three of us suffered a fair amount of frostbite on our toes and had to turn around because of the risk of infection. We are pumped to try again with hopefully warmer temperatures.

The trail hasn't been traveled in over 69 years in the winter time. It's an old trail that the Tahltan people used to live on throughout the year before being displaced by the Canadian Government. The upcoming Sacred Headwaters film we're working on, with help from Spark R&D, shines a light on the story of the people here, the tragic displacement off the trail, and the resilience to continue to fight for the land. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all this spring!

My favorite backcoutry rider is definitely Nicolas Mueller but I've always been inspired by local legends in my area like Kevin Sansalone, Jonavan Moore, and DCP.

That all you need is two feet and a heart beat to have a good time!

I ride in some pretty remote parts of the world. I wouldn't trust any other gear than Spark. Solid, light, and extremely responsive. Best binding out there yo!!

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