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.
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 Law CLIMBING MANAGER
ADVENTURE SPECIALTY ADVENTURE CLIMBING
What is your dream adventure? La Fiesta Del Los Biceps, Spain
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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.