Expedtions & Retreats

MWA Adventures offer a much-needed space for each of us to: detach from the overwhelm in their lives, learn new skills, and shift their perspective.

Over the years, I’ve discovered that adventure is the key to unlocking our full potential. The Five Elements Of Adventure are the key to gaining confidence, clarity, and regaining the joy we’ve lost in our lives, jobs, and businesses. If you feel like your life isn’t what it once was or you’re unfulfilled, these adventures will help you regain what you’ve lost.

MWA Adventures are curated, turn-key experiences.

This is not simply a “trip” or “vacation”—this is your chance to Turn On The Part Of Your Life You’ve Been Neglecting And Ignoring while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

When you join me on an Adventure Retreat, you’re committing to reaching the summit—Both Literally And Metaphorically.
Climbing forces us to cut the chaff—everything must be streamlined and maximized to give us the safest, strongest chance at achieving the summit.
These adventures are designed to lead you through that experience while allowing you to consciously Reflect, Process, And Take Home The Skills You’ve Gained Along The Way.

All you need to do is choose your adventure, show up, and I’ll take care of the rest.


The grand teton

3 Days. the most iconic mountain in North America

Wyoming, USA

August 22 - 25, 2022

men's mastermind

The Joshua tree experience

California, USA


April 21 - 24, 2022


MT. Baker - cascades

3 Days. 10,781 ft.  WA, USA

June 5 - 7, 2022

July 10 - 12, 2022

Washington pass

4 Days, alpine climbing,

Washington, USA

July 14 - 17, 2022


Adventure to africa

A men's collective experience on Kilimanjaro

Septmember 14 - 27, 2022

MT. fuji

Ascend the most iconic mountain in the world

June 22 - 29, 2022

MT. elbrus - russia

Ascend the highest mountain in Europe

July 22 - 30, 2022


exta express

6 days. 2 summits. 17,159 ft.

Mexico City, Mexico

Feb 7 - 13, 2022

Oct 13 - 23, 2022

My Adventure Retreats offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most Beautiful, Unique, Untouched Parts Of The World.
From high mountain peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Fuji, and Mt. Elbrus to glacier adventures in the Cascades and desert valleys in Joshua Tree…

These Are Not Your Average Hiking Trips. Not only will you see some amazing sights, you’ll be learning mountaineering and climbing skills that can
only be acquired in the great outdoors. No Prior Experience Is Required. I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way—all you need to do is show up.

I’ve spent most of my life traveling around the world—climbing cliffs, exploring glaciers, and summiting the world’s most iconic mountain ranges. There are some truly amazing places on this planet, many of which will never be seen by 99% of the population. These Places Have Changed My Life, And I Know They Will Change Yours.
I’ve curated these adventures based on the most unique, most impactful, and most awe-inspiring places I’ve seen throughout my life. My goal is to show you
the best of what our planet has to offer while teaching you to Fully Embrace Your Life And Gain The Confidence And Clarity You Desire.


Here are some of the Adventure Retreats I’ve curated. These places are life-changing in their beauty and grandeur alone—and I’d like to share them with you…

  • MT. KILIMANJARO: Mens collective retreat to the Roof of Africa
  • THE GRAND TETON: Scale the most iconic mountain in North America
  • THE JOSHUA TREE EXPERIENCE: Men’s Mastermind and Rock Climbing Retreat
  • MT. FUJI: Ascend the world’s most iconic mountain
  • MT. BAKER (CASCADES): A 3-day glacier adventure at 10,781 feet
  • IXTA EXPRESS: 6 days and 2 summits in Mexico
  • Mt. ELBRUS: Summit the highest mountain in Europe and Russian immersionx
  • Click Here for a complete, up-to-date list of the retreats I currently have available.


Adventure Retreats are the summit of my teachings and framework. These adventures are purpose-built to shift your perspective and help you fully embrace your life. They center around what I call Full Engagement Living: living with clear direction, purpose, and being fully engaged, present, and energized in your work and your most significant relationships.

Full Engagement Living is the ultimate state of Physical, Emotional And Cognitive High Performance—and it’s only attainable through adventure. Adventure is the catalyst to Full Engagement Living, allowing you to gain confidence, clarity, and understand that anything is possible.

I will guide you through these adventures in a physical sense, teaching you the skills to scale rock walls and climb mountains while staying safe. But on a foundational level, I’ll be showing you how The Five Elements Of Adventure can transform your life.

The Five Elements of Adventure (High Endeavor, Uncertain Outcome, Total Commitment, Tolerance For Adversity, And Great Companionship) are the building blocks to becoming a better leader and living the life you want to live. Through my Adventure Retreats, you’ll be getting first-hand experience, discovering each of these five elements for yourself.

By incorporating these elements into your life, you’ll walk away from your retreat with a newfound mindfulness. These are transformational opportunities that will show you that you’re capable of doing more than you ever imagined.

I’m Ready To Help You Regain Joy In Your Life And Find Adventure In Everything You Do.
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Covid 19 Update

Keynote delivery and workshop facilitation available via Zoom -
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Throughout this era of Covid we have, as an organization and as individuals, sought guidance and support to navigate uncertainty and overwhelm. Matt Walker’s Five Elements of Adventure provided a new and engaging perspective for us. While I would have greatly preferred an in-person delivery - his presence over Zoom, coupled with rich imagery and story-telling, worked perfectly.

Colin Bodel

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