5 Outdoor Sports Athletes You Should Follow on Instagram

Following on to my recommended photographers to follow on Instagram post, I thought I’d also mention a few of the best outdoor sports athletes I have on my feed…

Melissa Arnot Reid – @melissaarnot 

Guide, athlete, adventurer

Melissa is a badass. She’s climbed Everest 6 times and is the first American woman to successfully summit and descend it without supplemental oxygen. She’s been a mountain guide since 2004 and co-founded The Juniper Fund, a resource to provide financial support to families of local workers killed in the mountains of Nepal. Her Instagram will fill you with inspiration to get out into the mountains more.


Candide Thovex – @candidethovex


Candide is a professional freeskier, winning many big competitions over the years, but is more recently famous for his jaw-dropping POV videos that have caught the world’s attention. He’s racked up over 38 million views on his YouTube channel and his Instagram continues to wow its followers (just check out the video below).

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Blake Samson – @zimblake

Mountain Biker

Blake rides for Madison bikes and is also a presenter on GMBN, currently the fastest growing mountain bike YouTube channel. Full of energy and constantly uploading funny Instagram pictures and videos, he’s well worth a follow.

Sandra Lahnsteiner – @sandralahnsteiner


As well as being a professional skier, Sandra Lahnsteiner is the director and filmmaker behind the all-female ski movies, Shades of Winter. Her Instagram documents her busy and fun-loving life, constantly travelling, making movies and of course, skiing.

Brody Leven – @brodyleven


If you’re an Instagram stories junky, then Brody is the man to follow. He posts multiple times a day, giving an insight into his life as pro-skier. He’s light-hearted, funny and good on camera.

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