When I started the Backpacker.TV way back in 2008, video was mainly on YouTube and the GoPro wasn’t even a thought. The goal of the site was to curate some of the best video content (about backpacking) and bring it all to you in one place. Oh, how the times have changed.
This last year has been a doosy of a time. Not only did I meet my equal partner, Ariane Petrucci, we started a guiding business Full Moon Adventures. We bought a 1976 Airstream and are in the process of rehabbing it. Next year we will travel from National Park to National Park, exploring everywhere we can get into a Wilderness.
The idea came to us that we should share that with you. At the same time, teaching all we have learned from backpacking. In fact, 2017 represents for me (Scott) 20 years of backpacking. Ariane has been climbing and backpacking for well over 10 years. That’s a lot of mileage.
So we wanted to do something different, something unique. We love teaching and it always seems so far away when you shoot a video, upload it, then wait for comments. Or answer comments for that matter. Sometimes it seems like days (sometimes even more) before you really get to interact with that person.
We want to build a community where people who love the backcountry can share in real time.