Down and Out or Why Unplug // Part I

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I feel a bit like an old man curmudgeon. Harking back to a simpler time. Pining for the days pre-tether. I'm no luddite. I am not a technophobe in the least. I just feel the pain and sadness of the technology tether frequently. Technology…

Lead Like a Guide - Applying the Lessons of Adventure to Your Organization

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There is a joke, with a large dose of truth to it, in mountain guiding. If you want to be a great mountain guide you’ll need to fluidly and expertly transition between being an expert technical climber, a personal coach, a weatherman, a nurse,…

The Competition is Irrelevant: Your Summit Experience // Fast Company

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Matt Walker's latest piece for Fast Company takes a closer look at defining our own summit experiences, falling forward, and managing our success. Read more at: The Competition is Irrelevant - Fast Company - by Matt Walker "Watch me!" I…

Adventure Calling

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During the fall of 2014, Matt Walker and the Inner Passage team had the opportunity to create 'The Adventure Formula' in partnership with Nissan. Nissan commissioned a survey of 6,500 people across five European countries to examine how the…

Five Climbers, Three Legs and an Unbreakable Spirit

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Last week we had the privilege of climbing in Grand Teton National Park with five amazing individuals. Their determination, humor, tenacity, and willingness to engage adventure with full force was inspiring and energizing. It was truly amazing.…

Human at the Helm - Authentic Leadership for Full Engagement // Fast Company

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The mountains speak for themselves; it's the human element that can benefit from intentionality. Matt Walker's latest piece for Fast Company takes a closer look at leadership and full engagement - 6 Ways to Bring Expedition Leadership to the…

Psychology Today: Microadventures

Microadventure is a mindset, an intention, and a way of being. It’s a chance to experience your local environment, local culture, and community with the spirit and engagement you would normally reserve for the “bucket-list” type experiences…

Unplugged and Tied In

"What was the highlight of the day?" The three of us sat on a small rock pedestal atop a 600-foot wall in the Cascades mountains of Washington State. My guests had signed-up for a one-day rock climbing experience to focus on, well, their "focus"…

Paria Canyon May 2014 - Trip Report

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The four day, 38 mile, trek down the Paria River is marked by subtle shifts in the landscape and majestic landscape. It's odd to use the word 'subtle' to describe 1000' soaring sandstone walls and narrow passageways perfectly sculpted by wind…

Guest Feedback - Seth Petit

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Our main man in the desert, Seth Petit, just received this guest feedback, psyched he is a member of the team! "We had a perfect trip. It isn’t easy to find a climbing guide that is well-rounded in the areas we appreciate: professional, patient,…

Expedition: Kilimanjaro

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Take a closer look at an Inner Passage expedition to the Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro - summit climb and safari. http://vimeo.com/65206086