Three travelers with backpacks smiling and walking together

Our Greatest Adventures

Welcome to the Wilderness Adventures yearbook! From the 1970s to the 2000s, take a walk down memory lane with us and let the spirit of adventure live on.

Traveler with rock climbing helmet, getting ready to climb
Travelers in a golf cart smiling
Travelers walking in a line over a stream, all with backpacks
Traveler group photo all with rock climbing helmets and gear on
Travelers all jumping in the air

1973

Mike and Helen Cottingham in 1973

Wilderness Ventures began in 1973 when Mike and Helen Cottingham took their first group of students on a trip to the Pacific Northwest!

1974

1974 WA Staff
1974 Hiking with WV

1975

1975 Hiking in the forest
1975 Sliding in the Snow
1975 Mountaineering with WV
1975 Soaking in the hot springs

1976

1976 Backpacking Instructions
1976 Hiking

1977

1977 Trail along the Mountain
1977 Hiking with Ice Axe
1977 Big Huddle
1977 Backpacking on the snow
1977 Backpacking on the beach
1977 Hiking on snowy ridge
1977 Great Northwest Group

1978

1978 Staff

1979

1979 Canoeing
1979 Landscape
1979 Looking at the view
1979 Crossing a River
1979 Crab
1979 Lake
1979 At the Chalet
1979 Staff

1980

1980 Pyramid
1980 Map
1980 Mountains
1980 Hiking Photo
1980 Bunk Beds
1980 Hanging out in the grass
1980 Staff
1980 Hike Break

1981

1981 Backpacking up a Glacier
1981 Canoe Break
1981 Fun on the snow
1981 At Camp
1981 Eating
1981 2 Backpackers
1981 Picking Berries
1981 Hiking through mud
1981 by the lake
1981 Backpacker looking at the lake
1981 Food Prep
1981 Group Photo
1981 Backpacking in the snow
1981 Nap
1981 Pizza Muffins
1981 Guitar
1981 Boat Nap
1981 Group under a tree
1981 Snacking on a hike
1981 Melons
1981 Full Group
1981 Snack Break
1981 Under a Glacier
1981 Taking Pictures
1981 Hike Break
1981 Girls with Lake and Mountains
1981 Sleeping Bags on a Boat
1981 Snacks
1981 White Water Rafting
1981 Group by shelter
1981 Resting
1981 Meal Time
1981 Group by the water
1981 Hammock
1981 Scrambling
1981 On a boat
1981 Staff
1981 Hanging out on a boat
1981 Group in front of a snowy field
1981 Lunch
1981 Laying in the sun
1981 Smores

1982

1982 High Five
1982 Paddling Inflatable Boats
1982 Hike Break
1982 Backpacking
1982 Person sitting by the river
1982 Group Photo 3
1982 Inflatable Boats
1982 Group Photo
1982 Food
1982 Staff
1982 Smiles
1982 Group Photo 2
1982 Mountain
1982 Taking Photo
1982 White Water Rafting
1982 Solo Paddler
1982 Swimming

1983

1983 Staff #2
1983 Waterfall
1983 Staff

1984

1984 Going Rock Climbing
1984 By the Waterfall
1984 Sea Kayak Break
1984 Circle Hug
1984 Unloading Boats
1984 Sea Kayak Landscape
1984 Laughs
1984 4 Person Group
1984 Cooking
1984 Sea Kayaking
1984 Sillhouette
1984 Sea Kayak Paddling
1984 Group Photo
1984 Bus
1984 Kayaking on the Lake
1984 at the car
1984 Starting the fire
1984 2 Sea Kayakers

1985

1985 Group in front of a waterfall
1985 Staff

1986

1986 Cooking Food
1986 Staff
1986 On the Snow
1986 Hike Break
1986 Food

1987

1987 Sleeping Bags
1987 Circle hug
1987 rafting
1987 rafting landscape
1987 Staff
1987 Rafting Landscape
1991 White Water Kayak
1991 White Water rafting

1988

1988 Trip Directors Shade
1988 Staff
1988 Trip Directors

1989

1989 Trip Directors
1989 Yellowstone Backpack
1989 Staff

1990

1990 Trip Directors
1990 Staff

1991

1991 PCT Terminus
1991 Group
1991 Rafitng
1991 Group with the trailer
1991 Fly Fishing
1991 Group Photo with person holding up a bike
1991 Circle Swimming
1991 Rafting Boats
1991 Swimming and Splashing
1991 Group by the waterfall
1991 Group Guitar
1991 Tents by the water
1991 Group Biking
1991 Preparing Food
1991 Rafting Smiles
1991 Circle Hug
1991 Rafting Paddling
1991 Trip Directors
1991 Rafting Wave
1991 Staff
1991 By the river

1992

1992 Sea Kayak
1992 Rafting Splash
1992 Learning to raft
1992 Reading
1992 Hike Break
1992 Rafting Jump
1992 Food
1992 Hiking
1992 Journal
1992 Sea kayaking through icebergs
1992 Playing in Mud
1992 Sea Kayak paddlers
1992 group in front of a cabin
1992 White Water Rafting
1992 Sea Kayak Waterfall
1992 White Water Rafting Paddle
1992 Sea Kayak ice berg
1992 Tent
1992 Two Sea Kayakers
1992 Rafting Boats
1992 Ducky
1992 4 sea kayaks
1992 Staff
1992 Sea Kayakers
1992 2 white water rafters
1992 Trip Directors

1993

1993 Sleeping Bag Fun
1993 Backpacking beach arch
1993 Sitting in the snow
1993 Biking by the water
1993 Backpack Packing
1993 Flower Photography
1993 Laying in the flowers
1993 Rafting
1993 River Backpacking
1993 Backpacking by the arch
1993 Climbing on rock by glacier
1993 Group photo on the Glacier
1993 Jackson Hole Biking
1993 on the snow
1993 White Water Kayaking
1993 2 people backpacking
1993 Sea kayaking in bright blue water
1993 Biking Close up
1993 Lifting up a bike
1993 Canoeing
1993 Canoeing down the river
1993 Tetons behind bus
1993 Backpacking by the water
1993 Paddling Rafting
1993 Group on a cliff
1993 Mountaineering
1993 Hike Break
1993 Hike Break
1993 Backpacking Glacier View
1993 Group Backpack
1993 Solo Person On the Glacier
1993 Group by a chunk of ice
1993 Hiking up the rocks
1993 Group on the beach
1993 Sea kayaks on the beach by the glacier
1993 Group Celebration
1993 Happy Hunter Saloon Biking
1993 Group Sea Kayaking
1993 Group with snowy mountains behind
1993 Beach laughing
1993 hiking up rocks
1993 Staff
1993 Mountaineering
1993 Ice Axe Learning
1993 Trip Directors

1994

1994 Canoe
1994 Group Campfire
1994 Packing
1994 Waterfall
1994 Hug
1994 Hanging by the beach
1994 Swimming
1994 on the snow
1994 Hike Break
1994 Smiles
1994 Rafting
1994 Forest Backpack
1994 Sleeping on the beach
1994 2 girls thank you
1994 group with adult
1994 Rappelling
1994 teton ferry
1994 beach fire
1994 Goofy hats cooking
1994 Rafting Laughs
1994 Groups in sleeping bag
1994 Guitar
1994 Collecting Water
1994 Sleeping bag no tent
1994 Bridge nap
1994 Beach Backpacking
1994 Beach Tent
1994 Goofy Hats
1994 Tent in a Field
1994 Ice Climbing
1994 Full Staff
1994 Mountaineering
1994 Rocky Backpacking
1994 Snack Break
1994 Rock Climbing
1994 3 Climbers with Ropes
1994 ropes and mountaineering
1994 Climbing break
1994 Rock Break
1994 Group on the rocks
1994 class
1994 beach hike snack
1994 4 beach backpackers
1994 Rocky hike break
1994 Mountaineering and ropes
1994 Whitewater Rafting Wave
1994 Reflection
1994 Trip Directors
1994 sitting hike break
1994 Staff

1995

1995 Guitar
1995 Collecting Water
1995 Food
1995 Ropes
1995 Map and Tent
1995 River Water
1995 Map
1995 Music
1995 Hopping River
1995 group talking
1995 Cooking
1995 Staff
1995 Backpacking
1995 Two Girls in a Tent
1995 Eating
1995 Bridge Crossing
1995 Directors
1995 Backpacking River
1995 Backpack Bridge
1995 3 Girls