Brand Ambassadors

Rory Scheffer -

Growing up on farms in the Natal Midlands I have always had a passion for being outdoors and adventure. It was only in 2011 after moving to Port Elizabeth that I discovered trail running, it was a way for me to escape the urban life and go back to being outdoors and reconnect with nature. After four years of training and racing In PE I made the move to Cape Town to pursue my running. My sport has given me many opportunities to explore new places and meet many great people along the way. Every day is an opportunity for a new adventure and having a SPOT GEN3 with me gives me that reassurance that my family knows where I am at all times, and help is not far away. Being out in the mountains is where I feel most at home, so being able to travel around the world and experiencing what other places have to offer is something I will never take for granted.

Kelvin Trautman -
Professional Photographer

"My work as an adventure photographer and filmmaker takes me to some of the most remote wildernesses around the world where help is seldom close at hand and good comms is often non-existent. My SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Satellite Phone offer great peace of mind in these situations; knowing that all my movements are being tracked and that I can raise help with push of a button."

Timothy Hammond -
Professional Mountain Biker

"Growing up was simple - all I needed was to be outside. This entailed anything from bush trips into Africa to climbing trees in the bottom of the garden or riding 'around the dam' - a 7km loop which would become the start of my mountain biking life. After matric finals I moved to Stellenbosch to study agriculture. The incredible mountains and freedom around this beautiful town drew me like a magnet, and at that time, like a dirty temptation, as I was supposed to be completing my degree. The call of the mountains was too strong, and a bicycle was the perfect way to do them justice. I graduated with a BSc in Ecology and Biodiversity while doing the odd mountain bike race. Following my degree, I wanted to challenge myself beyond what I thought was possible, so I gave the 245km 24hr Trans Karoo MTB race a bash. Against all expectations I won it, and went on to win the 230km Trans Baviaans MTB later that year and the following year while setting the course record. These results pushed me into the world of endurance mountain biking and made me realise how much I enjoy competing. Since then I have grown in experience, endurance and passion for ultra marathon racing. There is no better way to experience the peace and beauty the outdoors has to offer than by bike! I couldn't imagine riding into the remote areas I ride without my Spot Gen 3 in my back pocket."

Jasper Mocke -
Professional Paddler

"Jasper Mocke is professional paddler, both surfski and canoe/kayak. Highlights of his career include winning the World Surfski Series and World Marathon Canoe champs in 2014. Other notable achievements include 3x winner of 'The Doctor' in Perth, Australia and wins in the Mauritius Ocean Classic, Nelo Summer Challenge and Cape Town Downwind. Jasper started paddling as a young member of the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club. He matriculated with distinction at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. He went on to qualify as a physiotherapist (BSc Physio Hons) from the University of Stellenbosch and practiced until 2012 before embarking on a professional paddling career. He is married to Micaela, and together they own Feature and Tribute, retail outlets in Cavendish Square and the V&A Waterfront."

Gordon Gilbert -
Professional Mountain Biker

"I was born in South Africa but brought up in Scotland and started my football career there. I was a professional footballer for just over 13 years; played in Scotland and the PSL in South Africa. I played for Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows and MP Black Aces. My career came to an end due to reoccurring injuries and I decided to give mountain biking a go! I quickly realised that I had a passion for bikes and started racing competitively. Before I knew it, I was racing professionally and that's what I do now!"

David Mocke -
Professional Paddler

"My first memory of paddling was in the back of an old foam double surfski with my dad. We would paddle to the nearby beach of Muizenberg and catch some waves. We'd often only come back after dark! Currently my main focus is Surfski and I do some River Marathon from time to time. Paddling offers a unique mix of adventure, fitness and competition. It scores high on all three fronts. Getting out onto the water is one of the most creative times you will ever experience. I have never come off the water without a new idea for something! My greatest paddling achievement was being 4 x World Surfski Series Champion from 2009-2012."