Athlete Picks: Adam Campbell

Adventurous and motivated, Campbell’s passion lies in exploring the alpine, whether it’s running, skiing or climbing. Adam is a member of Canadian duathlon, triathlon, mountain running, ultrarunning, skyrunning, and ski mountaineering National teams and has podiumed at many prestigious races.

What are your top-five “can’t live without” pieces of gear? 

1) Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe when in avy terrain.
2) Norvan SL Insulated Hoody when going into the alpine.
3) Nuclei FL Jacket when the temperature drops.
4) Norvan SL Shoes for any light and fast missions.
5)Google Earth to scout new terrain + smartphone to take photos and navigate.

As an athlete you’re accustomed to big adventures. Where’s the next place you want to visit once travel is possible? 

I really want to go to some of Canada’s remote northern National Parks – Torngat Mountains National ParkQuttinirpaaq National Park;  Auyuittuq National Park  are a few I’d like to visit. Outside Canada, the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, Patagonia in Chile and northern Norway are a few bucket list places.

What’s your go-to meal in the outdoors/backcountry? 
Coffee, oatmeal and PB in the morning, some sort of chili at night if I’m camping. If it’s a day trip, I love having gummies and candied ginger with me.

What’s a new skill you learned or activity you tried in 2020? 
I am still working on my handstands, but they’re getting better.

What’s your go-to song for when you need an instant mood boost? 
Spirits by the Strumbellas.

If you were stranded on an island with another Arc’teryx athlete, who would you want it to be?
Paul McSorley and Will Gadd. Paul is a forager and Will is a hunter and can do it all. They seem like resourceful folk!

What’s a goal you hope to accomplish before the year is up?
I’d love to see my nieces and meet my new nephew in Sweden.