Becca Bredehoft

Paraglider, Photographer and Environmental Advocate

Hometown

Hometown: Billings, MT

Current

Current: Bozeman, MT

Becca grew up in Montana with a strong connection to the outdoors. After discovering paragliding at the age of 14, a whole world of aerial adventures opened up for her. These days Becca loves spending quality exploring outside with her pup Tala and her partner Cade. She enjoys paragliding, speed-flying, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and wandering on foot through all types of terrain.

What do you do to create balance in your life?

This is a work in progress for me! I do my best to work hard, play hard, and also enjoy slowing down and relishing the simple moments in life.

What inspiration do you find in the outdoors?

I am constantly inspired by the natural world and motivated to protect the wild places that we are privileged to spend time in. From the simplest afternoon dog walk to the grandest international adventure, for me there is no shortage of inspiration in nature.

As a full time van-lifer, how do you simplify your life and is there a connection between minimizing and flying?

I'd say the biggest key to downsizing for me was to figure out what I really needed, putting more focus on those priorities and cutting out the unnecessary 'stuff' in life. The biggest connection between simplifying and flying is that living in a van allows me to focus on paragliding and other outdoor pursuits instead of trying to maintain a (more traditional) home that I don't spend any time in. I also get to take my home on the road, and therefore am able to follow the weather and opportunities for flying, adventures, and work while still living in relative comfort and stability.

What does Let The Outside In mean to you?

To me, Let the Outside in means finding balance and harmony in the time we spend outdoors and our impact on the environment. There are infinite lessons to be learned from the natural world, and every outdoor adventure, no matter how small or large, is an opportunity to appreciate and interact with the beauty and wisdom that surrounds us.

How can you inspire others to Let The Outside In?

I love introducing people to new ways to interact with and see the natural world: I have been a tandem paraglider pilot and river guide, and value the opportunity to share these unique perspectives with those that may not have that chance in their daily lives. I also strive to share the beauty and value of various environments through my photography, and in turn hope to inspire others to explore and protect their favorite outdoor spaces.