Cindy has a rare autoimmune inflammatory disease. She doesn’t let it slow her down though, because she loves to go backpacking. Cindy hopes to inform and educate people about the disease during her travels, and also to encourage doctors and pharmaceutical companies to do more research on Behcet’s disease and others like it. She is writing a book of 'adventures, misadventures, and gear recommendations' during her backpacking trip to help raise awareness.
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Each year, the Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Award will be given to an American solo adventurer embarking on a journey that embodies Kyle’s passionate spirit and love of exploration, with an emphasis on storytelling and Leave No Trace ethics.
Liberty Mountain partners with the family and close friends of the late Kyle Dempster, Outdoor Research, Higher Ground Coffee, Black Diamond, Keen Footwear, PROBAR, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Alpinist Magazine, Duct Tape Then Beer, and Munir and Joy Merchant to provide this award in his honor.
Both Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson were athletes for Liberty Mountain and had become good friends with many of our employees. They are certainly missed. We are glad to hear the stories of the winners, like Talley, that were able to go out and do something amazing because of the award that Kyle’s loved ones created as a tribute. Check out her account of the adventure.