Bakcountry Athlete Definition:
/baK, kuntre – aTH,let/
a dedicated individual able to withstand great force or pressure, both mentally and physically, who spends much of their time in sparsely inhabited rural areas and wilderness and is dedicated to constantly improving their fitness and nutrition.
Bakcountry athletes train with a purpose. They are not recognized by the big sportswear brands for their athleticism and endurance, but rather are rewarded by providing for their families. They train harder than most because the terrain and environments they put themselves in are harsher than most. They take care of their bodies and minds because they know a breakdown, mental or physical, won’t allow them to perform in the backcountry, where it matters most. Be strong, #Bakcountrystrong.