Canyoneering courses: Required and preferred gear

In addition to our normal backpacking trips in Escalante, Utah, we offer “expeditionary canyoneering” courses in which we: For trip information, go here. On this page, we discuss required gear. Gear: Group (provided) Gear: Personal (available) You can bring your own equipment, or you can borrow ours (free) by signing up for them. If you…

Alumni Resources

Community Hub This email/message board platform is being used by alumni to: In addition to moderating it, we may occasionally use it as well to notify subscribers about registration dates and about special pricing for last-minute trip openings (described below). If you are not yet a member, request access by completing this form. If you…

Itineraries and routes

This page will help answer questions like: To understand the key differences between our trips and the minimum/preferred qualifications, refer to the Trips Types page. How all trips start: the Briefing For specific meet-up times and locations, refer to this page. At the briefing, we will: Lower 48 trips: the first and last day Day…

2024 Schedule & Trip Availability

Apply for a trip starting on Tuesday, December 5. For trip prices, go here. To apply, go here. Scheduling iterations Each year I release three iterations of the schedule. The first goes live in mid-November, long before we can secure all permits and travel logistics and before we know the number, interests, and skills of the…

2023 Schedule & Trip Availability

Apply for a trip starting on Tuesday, December 13. For trip prices, go here. Scheduling iterations Each year I release three iterations of the schedule. In Iteration 1, I announce the trip locations, dates, and types; and I estimate the number of groups in each session. I don’t specify guide teams or trip intensities at…

Scholarships

Since founding this program in 2011, my primary goal has been to empower individuals with outdoor skills and knowledge so that they can confidently undertake trips of their own and informally lead family and friends in the backcountry. In 2022 we launched a needs-based scholarship program to create more opportunities for individuals whose outdoor access…

Wilderness First Aid Certification

At select locations we offer Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses, in partnership with the University of New Mexico International Mountain Medicine Center (IMMC) and Department of Emergency Medicine. Course structure The course includes: Certification Upon completion of this course, students will receive either a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification issued by the UNM International Mountain…

2022 Schedule & Trip Availability

To apply for a trip, submit an application. For prices, refer to 2022 trip pricing. Scheduling iterations Each year I release three iterations of the schedule. In Iteration 1, I announce the trip locations, dates, and types; I estimate the number of groups in each session; and I identify the most likely guide team. I…

2021 Schedule & Trip Availability

To apply for a trip, submit an application. For prices, refer to 2021 trip pricing. 2021 schedule – Plan A Applications for 2021 trips were accepted starting on December 14, 2020. Nearly all trips were full by early-January, at the close of the open application period. Trip availability is updated every five minutes. If your…

Covid-19 Protocols

Our Covid protocols are designed to keep our clients and guides safe, and they will be based on scientific facts and official guidelines. This pandemic has been dynamic since the beginning, and for the foreseeable future I expect it to remain so. As the circumstances change throughout the season, our protocols may also change. Last…