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Team Sawyer - Alison Teal


Alison wears many hats. She is a filmmaker, adventure traveler, yogi and SUP adventurer, to name a few.

"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the remote and uncharted corners of the world? Can you imagine what it would be like to be raised by monkeys, shamans, elephants, snake charmers, 150-year-old yoga masters, abominable snowmen, and pre-Incan mummies?

My name is Alison Teal…

And, well, that pretty much sums up my life;-)

I'm a soul surfer, survivor, and adventurer and spent my childhood home-schooled in a whirlwind of high adventure by extreme expedition parents -- my papa is a world-renowned photographer whose work has been featured in numerous outdoor magazines, including National Geographic, Outside and Patagonia, and my mom is a legendary yoga teacher. I grew up living in a six-foot by six-foot tent in some of the most primitive, inaccessible, and often dangerous mountains, jungles, and uncharted wilderness areas that cover the face of this planet.

My ad-lib, free-form, on the move, literally homeless version of “home schooling” took place on the back of an elephant, in a tent in a blizzard on the flanks of Mt. Everest, on a camel safari across the Rajasthan desert, and wherever else my adventure and nature photographer parents' job led them. When I was two months old, my parents took me skiing on Ausangate, the highest peak in Southern Peru, and since then, my life has been a continuous whirlwind of high adventure."

Check out her website: Alison's Adventures

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