"My name is Claudia Schmidt. I am 26 years old and reside in the beautiful state of Montana. My love for the outdoors started at a very young age. My dad would pack me around with him during his hunting endeavors and there was never a day I didn’t think I’d grow up to be a hunter myself. I am so thankful to have the skill set to provide food for myself and my family.
Hunting is a very humbling and heartfelt lifestyle. Every year you’re hiking for miles in some of the worst weather conditions, pushing your body to climb just one more mountain in hopes to get the one shot to harvest your animal for that year and when it finally all comes together... there are a flood of emotions. Excitement, gratitude, fatigue, respect, appreciation, honor, just to name a few. All of the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes spent to get that one second of success. There is nothing like that feeling. It is hard for me to sum up my love for the outdoors as it takes up such a large portion of my heart. All I know is it is my life and it is a life I’m proud to live."
What are the most important things in life to you?
God and my family
Who or what is your greatest source of inspiration?
Pursuing Gods purpose for me is my greatest inspiration
How would you define adventure?
Stepping out of your comfort zone to deep dive into a once in a lifetime experience
What's your favorite outdoor memory?
The many years I’ve spent living in the wall tent over rifle elk season 8 miles into the backcountry with my family
How does your life align with the Apex brand?
With the activities I am into, I need to keep my body as healthy and happy as possible. It takes a lot of fuel to climb mountains and I want to provide my body with the best nutrients possible so that I may continue to do what I love for years to come