Ambassador Stories: Josh Hydeman

It is human nature explore the unknown. For some, exploration isn’t a choice; it’s a way of life. This holds true for our newest outdoor ambassador. Introducing Josh Hydeman, an outdoor photographer who focuses on cave exploration.

Josh is 35 years old and resides in Portland, OR. He has been taking photographs of caves for about 5 years and has made cave expeditions his number one priority. Just this year he will be filming and photographing ice caves in Craters of the Moon national monument in June, performing caving expeditions in the Klamath mountain range and as well as Tennessee, attending a caving convention in Nevada, and not to mention a few canyoneering trips in Utah.

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Josh Hydeman uses Garmin products on all his adventures and truly relies on GPS for navigational purposes. He uses Rinos to communicate and track his friends as well as an eTrex to mark waypoints along his treks.

“Without GPS I would not be able to find about 90 percent of the caves I visit. I use the Rinos for taking photographs in caves when the echo is so loud that we can’t shout in rooms and when we are so far away that we can’t hear each other. For instance, in Mexico, we were dropping into pits as deep as 1,200 feet, so we used Rinos to communicate when cavers on the surface were taking to cavers in the deep pits.”

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Josh is an inspiration to anyone who craves outdoor exploration and we are so proud to call him an ambassador. He encourages anyone and everyone to follow your interests, and don’t follow trends. Check out Josh Hydeman’s beautiful outdoor photography and don’t forget to share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and use #HaveNoLimits.