Sam Saarel grew up on a mountaintop overlooking Paradise Valley, MT. While riding horses and immersing himself in the wild landscapes of Montana that populated his youth, Saarel grew a deep intrinsic passion to capture the grit and suspense of action sports and devoted all of his time to shaping himself into an avid mountaineer. Between ascending alpine rock faces and skiing technical big-mountain lines, one thing remains the same: he won't be found anywhere without a camera in hand. His commitment to getting the ultimate shot is juxtaposed by the true emotion conveyed in his work, proving him an invaluable asset to the Mission Ranch outfit. No matter the technicality of the terrain, he’ll get the camera where it needs to go.