The quality of your guide is the single most important factor that creates a truly fantastic experience on any outdoor adventure tour. It's for this reason we are committed to hiring and training the best guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, evaluate them on a 7-day guide course, have them shadow senior guides, and conduct period staff trainings.
In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. Meet our staff.
All guides are required to have:
- Wilderness First Responder or EMT medical certifications
- Extensive experience and proven competence with backcountry travel and guiding in area of expertise
- NAU Backcountry Environmental Health Certification (Food Handlers Permit)
- Certifications in Leave No Trace outdoor ethics
Our support team consists of more than a dozen exceptional staff members who fulfill a variety of roles including helping guests via phone and email, coordinating logistics, screening, preparation coaching, training staff, managing gear and vehicles, driving shuttles, running non-emergent evacuations, creating schedules and a lot more! These folks are the behind-the-scenes people who are instrumental in making it all work.