THE BIDE-YM CONCEPT AND WAY OF LIFE
BIDE-YM is not only one of the most extreme adventures you can experience. We think of it as a way of life.
We are fearless travelers and athletes who love a good challenge. BIDE-YM is our way of leaping into the unknown, feeling that rush of adrenaline pumping through our veins and being our greatest selves. Only when together with our fellow BIDE-YM’ers do we feel most alive.
WHAT ARE THE BIDE-YM ACTIVITIES?
When the BIDE-YM concept was founded, it was based off of activities executed in mountain areas and locations. Therefor, the BIDE-YM annual trips are always to destinations where there are large mountains ready to be explored, such as nature reserves and national parks.
What started as extreme hiking and mountain climbing has expanded to also include mountain biking and paragliding. Each activity is executed on different days, also assuring lots of rest. Previous experience with extreme sports and foremost hiking at a minimum of three days is recommended as the trip will otherwise feel very challenging for a beginner.
WHY BECOME A PART OF THE BIDE-YM COMMUNITY?
The BIDE-YM community has since it’s start back in January 2017 grown at immense speed and has 200+ members as of 2019. Becoming a member, you also become a part of that community. Alongside all of these incredible people, you get to visit some of the most beautiful locations on earth and participate in gruelling treks across some of the most scenic vistas on earth.
Every year, the BIDE-YM members visit a new location for ten days of hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paragliding. Sometimes member initiated trips are organized over weekends for a smaller group of people, still following the BIDE-YM concept, but the annual big trip is a standard part of the yearly membership fee. See our destinations here.
JOSEPH BIDEMAN & TOBIAS YMER
Best friends Joseph and Tobias met when they were both studying at UCLA in California, USA. The idea behind BIDE-YM came to life back in 2016 when they friends went on a hike in Yosemite National Park on their spring break. They had only met a few months before, but their mutual interest in nature and extreme sports brought them together, and since then nothing has kept them apart. They even moved in together and today run and work with BIDE-YM full time.
A trip with BIDE-YM is an adventure of a lifetime- Jon Olsson, snowboarder and youtuber
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