"Inspiration comes from time spent in the Mountains."  BT

vision - creativity - passion

Mountain Runner

Many people call me the pioneer of mountain running.  I  combined my passions of running and alpine climbing into one sport.  For 30 years I held the  ascent/decent record of the Grand Teton, and have set many other fastest known times.  Currently I am volunteer coaching cross country and track and sharing these passions with others.


I love engaging in adventures that are photo worthy, and I also love to be on the opposite side of the lens capturing those adventures in a creative way. Only in this way am I able to have both a physical and an artistic experience.  Call it a kind of installation art, designed to transform the perception of the space of the adventure and allowing it to be viewed from a distance.


I have been designing in the outdoor industry for over 30 years.  Often considered the inventor of the modern hydration pack, race vest and many other revolutionary items.  I have received patents and design awards, and I am always trying to push designs into the future with vision and passion.  Besides founding my own businesses; Ultimate Direction, Clik Elite and Ultraspire, I  have worked for other notable companies like Black Diamond, Nathan and Sierra Designs.


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Bryce Thatcher

(208) 757-3294

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