Health & safety

We care about every participant

We agree with the well-known American mountaineer, Ed Viesturs, that the first goal of any adventure is to return home safely. Having fun comes next, and actually reaching the summit is a nice bonus if it works out.

The physical and emotional health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. We always have first-aid certified staff present during activities. We have clear safety and emergency policies, and all staff are trained in them.

Activities at height present inherent risks. When proper techniques and equipment are used, these risks are minimized. Our lead climbing staff have all received formal training either at the university level, or from a reputable organization such as the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). We stay current on the latest safety equipment and techniques, and continually look for ways to make every activity safer. We follow industry guidelines for instructor to participant ratios.

We teach students how to identify risks and prevent injury through the proper use of equipment and technique. Working with activities at height is a tremendous way to learn about keeping a cool head and remaining conscientious of all the factors in a given scenario. Students feel empowered when they know how to climb a rock face safely. That confidence then transfers to many other areas of their lives.

Safety Certification

In every adventure, we employ staff who hold current safety certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT, Certified Single Pitch Instructor, etc.