“It’s extremely heart warming to see so many of our students return year after year,” says Wilderness Ventures’ Founder Mike Cottingham, “Our breadth of programming options in the finest wilderness environments in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest and over a dozen countries allows returning students to travel to new environments and participate in a fresh set of activities.” Here are some amazing trips whose activities and destinations are especially appropriate for returning Wilderness Ventures Students.
Learn snow and ice climbing proficiency while spending a week at altitude on glacier-covered Mount Baker. Plus, traverse the spectacular North Cascade mountains in a backpacking experience that most people only dream about. 21 days.
You don’t have to wait until after high school to experience the gap year enrichment of a hut-to-hut trek across Europe. Culminate your experience by climbing the famous Breithorn peak. 28 days.
This is a classic trip through America’s last great frontier. Explore the land of the midnight sun on raft and sea kayak. Glacier trek and backpack through some of the most remote and beautiful areas you could imagine. 36 days.
Cascade Olympic Adventure.
Climbing Mount Rainier is a goal that most people wait their entire lives to accomplish. You can summit this majestic peak in your teenage years. Plus, whitewater raft, sea kayak and backpack some of the best wilderness areas in the Pacific Northwest. 24 days.