Matt is a documentarian, consultant, locational manager, expedition leader and Inertia co-founder from Vancouver, BC. He’s lead projects in numerous outlier destinations including Afghanistan, Yemen, North Korea, Pakistan, DR Congo and more. He graduated from Brown University with degrees in International Relations and East Asian Studies and can speak English, Mandarin, French and Spanish.
Han Ju Hak
Han Ju Hak was born and raised in Pyongyang, DPRK, and has been working with Inertia members for the past ten years as a fixer, expert, guide and organizer. He is fluent in Korean, English and Chinese, having graduated in both language departments from the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies. He now specializes in athletic exchanges, film project coordination, and unique travel experiences in his homeland.
Nicole is a born and bred Alaskan and hard core adventure traveller and writer. She’s lead Outliers expeditions in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt and China’s Far West and continues to develop some of our most insane and mildly terrifying expeditions. When not on the road exploring a country on the travel advisory list, she’s in Anchorage working as a dental hygienist. She’s also hilarious.
Noor Mohammed Ramazan
Noor comes from Mazar-i Sharif, Afghanistan. He’s an ethnic Hazara and was forced to flee Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover. As a refugee, he learnt to make shoes to survive, and years after returning to Afghanistan, he was able to attend school, learn English, and get work as a project evaluation officer for numerous NGOs. He’s an experienced fixer and guide, and is an incredibly kind and helpful person.
Murad comes from the mountains of Northern Pakistan in the Ghizer District. He is an experienced trekking and mountain guide, but beyond that he’s a pleasure to spend time with and treats people like family. He’s worked as a coordinator for BBC’s Planet Earth, has lead expeditions across Pakistan for two decades and speaks four languages fluently. He lives in the small village of Ishkomen with his wife, daughter and son.