This 12 week program is broken down into different key areas that focus on building your repertoire of skills and experience. Your time will be split between intensive practical and theoretical training, gaining world-recognised guiding qualifications, plus experience in the adventure tourism industry. All this will give you the best entry into the outdoor industry possible, or simply an advanced skill set for becoming a more confident outdoor adventurer.
This program gains participants the following guiding qualifications:
- Industry Standard Trekking Leader
- Industry Standard Rock Climbing Supervisor
- Pure Exploration Certificate of Guiding
- International Wilderness First Aid certification
- Swift Water River Rescue Level 1 Certificate
Don't have 12 weeks to spare?? Check out our 6 week option!
While this is an Adventure Guide Program, it's not all about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. There will be cultural activities and exchange; sightseeing and touring; personal development; community and social events; free time and plenty of opportunity for exploration.
Whether you are looking for a stepping stone into the adventure tourism career pathway as a guide, or just an awesome educational opportunity to live in the most amazing places on earth, the Pure Exploration Adventure Guide Program is an epic, constructive, and rewarding way to spend 3 months in the West!
If you love the outdoors, you’ll love the Southwest. Known for it’s surreal geological features, vast landscapes and rad adventures, you’ll never want to leave. Utah is home to several of America’s favorite national parks often referred to as the Mighty 5, making this state the perfect place to begin our Western adventure.
Zion National Park, was established in 1919 and was Utah’s first official nature reserve. Renowned for its steep red cliffs, Zion offers delight for hikers and climbers alike. Get ready to explore the depths and the heights of this expansive 2,000ft deep canyon while gaining crucial outdoors skills. Nearby you’ll find Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands and Capital Reef National Parks, for some breath-taking options for exploration in your downtime!