MEET THE K2 TEAM

OUR PASSIONATE TEAM OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPERTS

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru

Winton Flesser OWNER

After running family camping shops in the early 1980s, towards the close of the decade Winton opened the first installment of his K2 trajectory. Along with business partners with similar passions, Winton created K2 Base Camp, a specialist outdoor, rock-climbing and adventure gear store. Soon after, Winton took over the reins of K2 Base Camp in a solo capacity and has since taken the enterprise from strength to strength. K2 Base Camp is an expression not only of Winton’s deep love for nature and the outdoors, but also his need for adventure. Though never unfulfilled in his past years in business, Winton stays motivated (in his words, “keeps his brain balanced”) by returning to nature as often as possible to feed his soul, for balance and well-being.

Bam

Goncalo "Bam" da Silva MANAGER

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY JACK OF ALL TRADES

Bam (aptly nicknamed due to his attitude towards all things outdoors - go hard, or go home... and then ’Bam!’, cuts, bruises and broken bones) moved to Australia from Portugal in 2011. Born with a passion for the outdoors; climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running, Bam likes to do it all! His extensive experience in outdoor activities means he knows pretty much everything and anything around the shop - If the question is tricky, he’ll drop everything to figure it out for you. Come say “Olá“ especially if you're planning on travelling to Portugal!

Must have on an adventure? Fun!

Joseph

Joseph Law CLIMBING MANAGER

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY ADVENTURE CLIMBING

What is your dream adventure? La Fiesta Del Los Biceps, Spain

kEVIN

Kevin Reilly FLOOR MANAGER

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY MULTI DAY BUSHWALKING

Kevin considers himself a wanderer having lived in 4 different countries by the age of 10 (6 and counting!) His current goal is to complete a multi-day bushwalk in every State and Territory in Australia. When not planning bushwalks to Tassie and Japan he's adding more to his bucket list. Check out Kevin's Trip Reports on our Blog!

Favourite trail snack? A cup of tea

Phoebe

Phoebe Appleby E-COMMERCE MANAGER

Phoebe first discovered her love for adventure as a five-year-old on an ambitious family adventure of Carnarvon Gorge. She came to K2 from an ethical fashion background and has a passion for sustainable gear and outdoor adventure wear. You will often find Phoebe hanging on a cliff photographing someone's epic adventure.

Favourite adventure movie? Into The Wild

Nadine

Nadine Green INVENTORY MANAGER

Nadine's love for the snow found her living and working in Thredbo, then following the snow overseas to America and Canada for over 10 years. Now calling Brisbane home, Nadine is enjoying exploring SEQ. 

Must have when travelling? A versatile jacket

Manny

Manny More MARKETING & COMMUNITY

Manny’s passion for climbing sparked when he went on a date to the local climbing gym and forgot he went there with someone and instead continued climbing for the rest of the day. He’s passionate about the sport and you can find him climbing at the popular crags around SE Queensland. 

Must have on an adventure? A beer, I always take 1 beer

Hamish

Hamish Macnicol GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY BIG WALL CLIMBING

Hamish's 6th Birthday was at Rock Sports and he never looked back. He has had some epic adventures big wall climbing in Yosemite, ice climbing in Canada, and mountaineering in New Zealand. Locally he is known for his 50 (and more) acsents of Mt Barney, including 4 in one day! Hamish has some big future goals of first ascents on big walls - stay tuned. 

Favourite climbing destination? Somewhere chossy

Miranda

Miranda Fittock GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY MULTI-DAY ADVENTURES

Miranda discovered the world of hiking and rock climbing through the outdoor club at her University. She has now lost count of the number of multi-day hikes she has ticked off, but is always planning for the next one. Climbing is also a big part of her life, her next goal is to get into mountaineering so she can take her adventures to the next level and combine her love of hiking and climbing.

What is your dream adventure? Faroe Islands, Iceland

Michael

Michael Neill GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY BOULDERING

Michael has a background as a strength and conditioning coach and found climbing after being introduced by a friend at 19. He has many local bouldering projects and is working towards sending a boulder problem in the double digits. 

Favourite Bouldering Shoes? La Sportiva Theory

Dawson

Matthew Dawson GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY SPORT CLIMBING

If you are looking for Matt, check Coolum Cave. Matt is an avid cave climber and indoor boulderer while occasionally taking a break from climbing to study. 

Favourite crag snack? Coffee

Pasang

Pasang Sherpa GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY RETIRED SHERPA

Pasang spent many years guiding treks throughout Nepal and is the second longest-standing staff member at K2 of 16 years. 

Must have on an adventure? A good pair of hiking boots with ankle support

Caitlyn

Caitlyn Larkin GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY MOUNTAIN SCRAMBLING

Mt. Barney born and bred, Caitlyn grew up at the base of the 4th highest mountain in Queensland into a family of adventurers. Caitlyn is at home scrambling big mountains, has a huge knowledge of the trails around South East Queensland and the gear to get you there. 

Carter

Carter Heading GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY TRAIL RUNNING

Carter loves mixing his love for fitness with the outdoors, often seen in and around Mt Coot-tha. He loves nothing more than exploring new places, wildernesses and new trails to run.

Must have on an adventure? Jelly Beans

Mat Young

Mat Young GEAR EXPERT

ADVENTURE SPECIALTY TRAD CLIMBING

Mat is a passionate (obsessed) climber. His experience has evolved over the last decade from indoor climbing to trad adventure routes all around the country. Mat is pushing his climbing further all the time and hopes to reach bigger and bigger mountain objectives. 

Ainsley

Ainsley Badman WAREHOUSE

Ainsley is K2's snack queen, when the team is looking for new trail/ crag snack options Ainsley is their go-to gal.  

Brendan Bowden WAREHOUSE

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