AMBASSADOR OF IMPACT
VINCENT COLLIARD
There are only a few degrees between ice and water. Those few degrees, however, are responsible for profound changes on glaciers and on the ecosystems that depend on them.
"If these glaciers keep on receding in the future, the ecosystems that depend on them will disappear. All of our habits need to be rethought. Our children and the generations to come will live in a world that's not as rich if we don't act and try to reduce our carbon footprint."
// Vincent Colliard
Polar explorer and Mountain Hardwear Ambassador of Impact, Vincent Colliard, is traveling the globe with the goal of skiing and surveying the world's 20 largest glaciers. The IceLegacy Project, in partnership with Børge Ousland, began in 2014 with Svalbard's Spitsbergen glacier in an effort to bring awareness to the effects of climate change on the polar environment.
During the project's second expedition on the Wrangell- St. Elias icepcap in 2016, Colliard and Ousland collected samples of surface ice and delivered them to Dr. Jeffrey Walker of the University of Anchorage. His analysis sheds light on how weather patterns have changed over time, and if the ice’s surface layer of black soot (which accelerates its melting) is generated by nature or humans.
Vincent recently finished a 21-day expedition on the Western Chugach glacier in Alaska. Follow him and the IceLegacy Project at icelegacy.com.
THE IMPACT INITIATIVE



DIFFERENT TIMES CALL FOR DIFFERENT HEROES
As environmentalists, thought leaders, humanitarians and storytellers, Mountain Hardwear’s Ambassadors of Impact are part of a collective mission to inspire us all to support solutions to help protect the outdoor playground we all love.
VINCENT COLLIARD
Polar Explorer
Environmentalist
Adventurer
CHARLES POST
Ecologist
Photographer
Storyteller
TASHI & NUNGSHI MALIK
Mountaineers
Inspirational Speakers
Humanitarians
CHRIS & STEVE BOYES
Biologists
Environmentalists
Storytellers
FREDDIE WILKINSON
Alpinist
Inspirational Speaker
Filmmaker
TOPHER WHITE
Physicist
Conservationist
Technologist
CHEYNE LEMPE
Filmmaker
Professional Climber
Storyteller
ANGIE PAYNE
Writer
Professional Climber
Photographer
SAM COSSMAN
Explorer
Environmentalist
Entrepreneur
MIKE LIBECKI
Adventurer
Inspirational Speaker
Humanitarian
SONYA IVERSON
Highliner
Humanitarian
Entrepreneur
JOSH HYDEMAN
Cave Explorer
Environmentalist
Photographer
VIVIAN BRUCHEZ
Alpinist
Mountain Guide
Steep Skier
TIM EMMETT
Photographer
Mixed Climber
Writer
KYRA CONDIE
Veterinarian
Professional Climber
Writer
GARRETT MADISON
Mountaineer
Professional Guide
Entrepreneur
RYAN ROBINSON
Highliner
Professional Nomad
Writer
ETHAN PRINGLE
Writer
Professional Climber
Adventurer