Ross has spent a significant amount of time working with indigenous tribal cultures. As a result of his interest in Anthropology, Ethnobotany and Shamanism, Ross has traveled to remote regions around the world in search of wisdom and divination. In 2009 he directed and produced a short documentary film in the Peruvian Amazon titled "Extraction: The Plundering of the Amarakaeri Reserve", which provides first hand accounts from the indigenous Harakmbut tribe, living in the shadow of seismic oil exploration on their land deep in the heart of the rain forest.
Ross is a fierce proponent of indigenous rights and rain forest preservation.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Ross summited Huayna Potossi in Bolivia at 19,974 ft.