Last week the travel influencer community went into grieving as three of its incredible content creators lost their lives – High On Life YouTubers and Instabloggers Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh (Wanderlust), and Megan Scraper (Mindy). All three tragically died after attempting to rescue Megan from falling from the top of Shannon Falls in British Columbia to a pool 30 metres below.
As tributes for the three pour in, the High on Life family released the following statement to their followers: “On July 3rd, 2018 we lost 3 very dear friends of ours, Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper. There are truly no words that can be said to ease the pain and the devastation that we are all going through right now. They were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people you could ever meet, and the world has lost a great deal of light from the passing of our friends.
“They lived every single day to it’s fullest, they stood for positivity, courage, living the best life you can, and they shared and taught their values to millions or people worldwide. As tragic as their loss is, their message lives on through us all, and it is now our responsibility to keep the message going.”
The team also shared a quote written by Ryker and Alexey that sums up what they stood for: “What does it feel like to be present? To be here in the now and fully experiencing this moment. Free from any weight of the past or any anticipation of the future. Just free. Free to realize that only you can control how you feel. About anything. Free to see things for what they are and free to give your time and energy to what really matters. Accept the fact that everything that makes up your world is there because you attracted it with your own thoughts. Realize that you can control your thoughts and emotions. There’s no big secret. Just choose to think better feeling thoughts.
“Listen to your emotions and chose to feel good. You can decide to be in a place of attraction and abundance. What do you want to do in your life? What makes you tick? What makes you feel awe? Don’t be misled into thinking that you’re supposed to do anything. You are supposed to do only what you chose to do. The world is vast and full of possibilities. Follow your bliss. Get out of your comfort zone. Stop looking for reasons why you can’t and look for reasons why you can. And… if you can, you should.“
To help commemorate their lives and the inspiration they brought to others, the hashtag #HOLinspired has been started in order for the family to collect the love and thoughts in one place. They have also setup a GoFundMe memorial fund to help provide support for the families and cover some of the costs of their passing.
Below, we take a look at some of the pics celebrating the lives of Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper.