Hey there, adventurer :)

I'm 'T.J.' and I'll be your guide.

It's just me here: No big company or investors, no secretary or web designer. Just me... well, me and my trusty van, "Mo." Can't forget about Mo.

Much has changed since I began this project almost 8 years ago; and yet, in most ways, nothing has changed. It's still me and Mo (I told you she's trusty!), and I still run it all with the same intentions, approach, principles, and mission. 

For me, this is more than just a business: It's a reflection of my passions and values, and an expression of my personal vision of this special little piece of planet Earth.

I'd love to share it with you.

arrow long.png

My values: It's not what I do, but why & how that's important.

I create experiences to share my LOVE for movement, adventure, & discovery; for wild places, open spaces, & secluded beauty; for hands-on encounters, out-of-the-ordinary experiences, and journeys of mind & body; for having a breeze on the face, the stars as a ceiling, & the destination unknown.


I craft adventures that reflect my BELIEF that direct experience with nature is good for both the walker & the world; that the views never feel bigger than after some good, old-fashioned hard work, first; that nature cannot be experienced from afar, & experience cannot be flattened onto a screen; that the frenzy of modern life must be balanced with moments of wonder, stillness & surprise.

I am driven by my personal EXPERIENCE that the sincerity, passion, humility & character of a business is at least as important as it's product; that it's better to build one thing really well than a lot of things sort-of well; that what you love, others will too, if you just show them how.

And I run it all on a HOPE to create something not just fun, but meaningful; to not do more, but to do better; to measure my success not by traditional values but by the amount of wisdom, wonder & well-being I can give & receive; and to always stick close to my values, as a person and a business.


My mission: Make the world we encounter just a bit better than before.

I aim to provide not only a great experience for you, but to protect, care for, and give back to this place along the way, a place which has given me so much.

By sharing this place, I aim to deepen our personal connections with the natural world; educate us on our impacts; empower us to be active and responsible caretakers of the natural world; and encourage us to spread the love to the people and places we encounter back home.

As well, I ensure that we actively leave the place better than we found it on each and every tour.

My story: A long strange trip it's been.

I have spent much of my adult life seeking adventure, movement, connection & clarity in the Great Outdoors. For me, the natural world is both the best playground and the best classroom. It is where I feel most complete, most ready to wrestle with the difficult questions, most able to connect with the things I find most valuable, most well-aligned. 


My adventuring has taken me from by birthplace in the middle of North America to most every corner of the globe. In the end, I found what I was looking for -- and much more I didn't know I was looking for -- right here, at the Western edge of Europe, and I created this tiny business to share what I'd discovered.


My qualifications: Why you can trust me to guide you into the wild :)

I have been a wilderness guide and educator for over 7 years. I have professional certifications in Wilderness First Response, and in hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing instruction. I have studied at the National Outdoor Leadership School, International Wilderness Leadership School, Alaska Mountain Guides, and more.

I have spent much of my personal life in wilderness environments, from the high Himalayas to the Andes, Alps, Atlas, and Rockies; from the highlands of Scotland to the deserts of Jordan, volcanos of Mexico, and glaciers of Patagonia. Most recently, in 2020, I completed a solo full traverse of the high Pyrenees Mountains, from Atlantic to Mediterranean, in 42 days.