The Outsiders Project

The action sports agent who wants to make the mountains less white
Outsiders Project

The action sports agent who wants to make the mountains less white

The Outsiders Project x Merrell 1TRL — Aissam Dabbaoui knows from experience how it feels to be excluded from snowsports. And now through his High Five ski and snowboard film festival, he wants to help young people, especially those of North African origin, feel welcome in the scene.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The artist using the outdoors to inspire her electronic music
Outsiders Project

The artist using the outdoors to inspire her electronic music

Merrell 1TRL x The Outsiders Project — How the sounds of nature, air force bases, walking across the country, Windrush and synthesisers have influenced one woman’s journey through music and life.

Written by: Josh Jones

The surfer from New York promoting safe stoke for all
Outsiders Project

The surfer from New York promoting safe stoke for all

Merrell 1TRL x The Outsiders Project — Never one to let perceptions come between her and her love of the water, 34-year-old Cynthia Hicks used to be the only person of colour – and the only female – on her swim team in The Bronx. She now lives a stone’s throw from the Atlantic at Rockaway Beach and teaches surfing to kids from traditionally excluded backgrounds, sharing a message of inclusion, water safety but above all fun – with every single ride.

Written by: Paul Evans

Black Trail Runners are standing their ground
Outsiders Project

Black Trail Runners are standing their ground

In partnership with adidas — The campaigning charity are on a mission to increase inclusion, participation and representation of Black people in trail running.

Written by: Marcus Barnes

Muslim women are scaling more than just climbing walls
Outsiders Project

Muslim women are scaling more than just climbing walls

In partnership with Adidas Five Ten — ClimbMuz are diversifying climbing, challenging stereotypes and encouraging women to find joy in pushing themselves to new heights.

Written by: Soraya Abdel-Hadi

Colour Collective riders are reclaiming the Peaks
Outsiders Project

Colour Collective riders are reclaiming the Peaks

In partnership with adidas Terrex — The mountain biking group discuss the importance of their recent ride-out – an event that saw them take to the Peak District trails in a bid to change the narrative surrounding the outdoors.

Written by: Matt Barr

Black Trail Runners on why they do what they do
Outsiders Project

Black Trail Runners on why they do what they do

In partnership with adidas Terrex — Members of Black Trail Runners share some of their reasons to run as part of #UnitedBySummits, a campaign that looks to uncover transformative power of the outdoors.

Written by: Huck

Kinder in colour: the hikers reclaiming the countryside
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Kinder in colour: the hikers reclaiming the countryside

Right to roam — To mark the anniversary of the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, a group of hikers came together with the intent of creating a new, fully inclusive culture for rural spaces.

Written by: Adam Quarshie

Skate legend Ray Barbee is still living the dream
Outsiders Project

Skate legend Ray Barbee is still living the dream

The Outsiders Project — The street-skating pioneer talks life, legacy and why, after all these years, he still views his monumental career as a case of ’right time, right place’.

Written by: Phil Young

The mountain bikers pushing for a more inclusive scene
Outsiders Project

The mountain bikers pushing for a more inclusive scene

In partnership with adidas Terrex — Justin Yates and Sharn Mahoney are part of a new generation of bikers: one that wants to share the high-octane beauty of the sport with as many people as possible.

Written by: Shannon Mahanty

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