Team Name: Columbia Vidaraid
Country: Spain / Brazil
Captain: Urtzi Iglesias
Team Website: www.vidaraid.com
Team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vidaraid
Sponsors (if applicable): Columbia Sportswear, SKINS, Darn Tough, Specialized, Spiuk, Nutrisport, Seland, Light and Motion, OutThere USA, Quickspeed, Epic Paddles, Camp, Nordenmark Adventure
Name: Urtzi Iglesias Mota
Where were you born: Bilbao
Hometown now: Bilbao
Occupation: Events organizer
Other hobbies: is it not enough to be adventurer?
Years racing: 15
Racing achievements: 4 times spanish champion…
Strengths as a racer: Navigation
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: AR is travel and discover wonderful places, what better place than Alaska
Name: Marco Amselem
Where were you born: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hometown now: San Diego, California, USA
Occupation: Videographer / Industrial Designer
Other hobbies: Surfing, Eating and traveling
Years racing: 8 Years
Racing achievements: Two times 2nd places in AR World Championship, four times 1st Places at World Series Race and two 2nd Places at World Series Races.
Personal motto: Sky is the limit. Embrace the pain and enjoy it!
Strengths as a racer: Water sports and ability in several different modalities. Easygoing racer!
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: The goal is to achieve the best result possible, explore the stunning landscape, have fun with my team mates and be away of Bears.
Name: Jon Ander Arambalza
Where were you born: bilbao, Spain
Hometown now: mallorca island
Occupation: Personal trainer
Other hobbies: outdoor activities and traveling.
Years racing: since 99.
Personal motto: Power and physiology control to win!
Strengths as a racer: technical and alpine area.
Children: 2 children’s – One boy, Eder 4 years.one girl NAIA 2 years.
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Enjoy and achieve the best result possible!!!
Name: Tessa Roorda
Where were you born: São Paulo, Brazil
Hometown now: São Paulo, Brazil
Other hobbies: looking for a new one
Years racing: since 2002
Racing achievements: all the beautifull places I’ve seen
Personal motto: Mind controls body
Strengths as a racer: Trekking, staying awake
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: It’s Alaska!