Adventurers Amber Valenti and Krystle Wright are half of the all-women team that traveled 2,700 miles down the Amur River through the wilds of Mongolia and Russia. Along the way, they pushed their minds and bodies to the limit and learned that the journey planned is rarely the journey taken.
Amber is a Physician Assistant with a background in rescue and remote medicine. She has been guiding and celebrating wild rivers the world over for nearly a decade. A wild woman with an insatiable thirst for undiscovered places, she thrives on the dusty cracks of foreign cities and swirling currents of untamed rivers.
Day Job: Expedition & Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
Passions: Keeping wild rivers wild, laughing uncontrollably, dancing back flips.
Our Favorite Dirty Secret: Amber is an expert jowler who has been perfecting her distorted facial expressions for decades. What is jowling you might ask? The act of rigorously shaking one's head side-to-side and pushing air through one's lips while taking an image of said face(s).
Krystle is a pioneering photographer from Australia who is accelerating the awareness and visibility of the world's wildest sports and athletes. A passion to capture the most unique perspective not yet discovered drives her inspiring work. She continually challenges herself and others to the next great adventure and brings gorgeous images of demanding adventures and landscapes to communities around the globe.
Day Job: Adventure Sport & Expedition Photographer
Passions: Capturing wild places and people, pushing limits, hot cocoa.
Our Favorite Dirty Secret: Krystle easily holds the world record for most hot cocoa consumed on a single expedition. Seriously. This woman has a talent.