Through outdoor adventures and coaching we help everyday people achieve the extraordinary.
We endeavor to elevate and transform people through exploration, inspiration, inclusion and mutual respect for all people.
We also strive to make a difference with people who are less fortunate by being of service to local and indigenous people wherever we travel.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
We aim to tread lightly on the planet and aid in the protection of the environment. Our core mission is to bring awareness to plight of the planet, and the resources we depend on to live – the air, water, land, plants and animals. Through reconnecting with the natural flow of life that supports us, we hope to create a new awareness that allows people to live in balance and connection with the earth, and reverse the damage we are inflicting through unconscious consumption and waste generation.
RESPECT LOCAL CULTURES
All our trips and retreats support respecting local and indigenous peoples, their rights and their freedom to live in connection with the traditions, values and spiritual perspectives. We honor these ways of living in the world, and seek to be a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern knowledge, helping to facilitate the growth and evolvement of all people throughout the world.
BE OF SERVICE
On many of our trips we integrate service as a way to give back to the people who live in and around the places we travel. Many of our projects revolve around infrastructure improvements and education. In exchange for our service, the community’s we visit share their way of life and wisdom, offering a view into their world and the possibility of seeing another perspective on our everyday lives. Through this exchange we are able to step into a greater version of ourselves, sharing our knowledge and expanding our capabilities to inspire others.
BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We believe one of the greatest resources in the world its people. Indigenous and local cultures are a reservoir of ancient wisdom and traditions thats value is beyond measure. Many of these cultures around the world are being threatened by the encroachment of the modern world and its vast need for energy and material resources. Once this great resource is lost it cannot be restored. Our goal is to be of service to local and indigenous communities helping them preserve their traditional ways of life, while attaining balance with the modern world.
CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
Our goal is to have a small footprint where ever we travel. We seek to reduce our impacts through reducing our reliance on material resources, energy and water use, and waste generation. Where feasible we use local organic food, and eliminate the use of all plastic. Depending on the local infrastructure we also make every effort to produce zero waste, through recycling, reuse and composting. We also attempt to minimize our fuel consumption using low impact modes of transportation, and designing our trips where human powered travel has been integrated into the travel experience.
For all our trips and retreats we seek to employ locals where possible and purchase local food, supplies and services. Our goal is to foster sustainable tourism where local people benefit from our travels. On our treks we only use local guides, cooks and porters and we pay a fair wage in order to ensure prosperity and acknowledge our respect for these proud people.
KIMYAKI SCHOOL REFURBISHMENT TANZANIA AFRICA
IN 2019 WE WILL BE TAKING ON OUR LARGEST PROJECT TO REFURBISH A SCHOOL IN THE VILLAGE OF KIMYAKI NEAR THE SLOPES OF MT. MERU NORTH OF ARUSHA.
THE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY IN DESPERATE NEED OF REPAIR AND CERTAIN BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. CURRENTLY THE SCHOOL SERVICES A MASAI VILLAGE AND HAS 800 STUDENTS AND HAS 50+ STUDENTS PER CLASS.
OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $30K TO REFURBISH CURRENT CLASSROOMS AND CREATE MORE SPACE FOR THE GROWING NUMBER OF STUDENTS. OUR KILIMANJARO TEAM WILL VISIT THE SCHOOL DURING OUR TRIP IN JUNE AND TAKE PART IN A GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY.
SOLAR LIGHTS FOR PALAWAN
IN 2019 WE WILL BE DONATING PORTABLE SOLAR LIGHTS TO REMOTE ISLAND VILLAGES OFF THE COAST OF PALAWAN PHILIPPINES. THESE REMOTE AREAS SUFFER FROM ROTATIONAL BLACKOUTS AND POWER INTERRUPTIONS ON A DAILY BASIS.
SIMPLE PORTABLE SOLAR POWERED LIGHTING PROVIDES LIGHT FOR FAMILIES TO DO EVENING WORK, CHILDREN TO STUDY AT NIGHT AND CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES THAT ENABLE COMMUNICATION WITH THE MAINLAND.
WHEN WE VISITED THE AREA ON OUR 2018 SAILING TRIP THIS ITEM WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST NEEDS AND MOST REQUESTED ITEMS.
YANAMA VILLAGE PERUVIAN ANDES
In 2016 we established a partnership with the village of Yanama in the Peruvian Andes. We donated 350 pounds of school supplies, which was transported by pack mule across the mountains. The horsemen who accompanied us on our trek were all from Yanama, and all the supplies went directly to benefit their children.
Yanama is a small village of approximately 40 families which lies in the Vilcabamba range at 11,500 feet. We will be returning again in 2019 and continue our efforts to benefit children in the high Andes.