Staff Spotlight: Colin Hull

Amanda Fox11 Apr, 2016

By Josh Goldbach, associate director

Instructor: Colin Hull

Seasons with Adventure Treks: 3 as an instructor, 3 as a student.

University attended: Colby College

Favorite AT Activity: Backpacking!

What are you currently doing? I am working for the Alzar School, a semester school for sophomores and juniors in high school. I am teaching US history courses and instructing whitewater kayaking. I recently traveled with the school to Chile where I led paddling trips in Patagonia and numerous other spectacular locations throughout the country.

What made you want to work as an outdoor educator? I’ve wanted to be an outdoor instructor since I was a student at Adventure Treks. I always was so inspired by my instructors, and I wanted one day to be at least half as cool, professional, creative, and fun as they were.

What’s your favorite AT memory? There are so many, but one from this past summer was playing our version of the Olympic games on the 4th of July near Port Townsend, WA, on my Pacific Northwest Adventure trip.

What’s your favorite AT meal? I always enjoy the Adventure Treks version of Thanksgiving dinner.

What keeps you coming back to AT? The friendships and community AT creates. It was particularly special to be able to go on an expedition with an amazing person like Kiko Sweeney as a student, and then be able to lead a backpack with her in North Cascades National Park as an instructor this past summer.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to? Ensenada, Chile, is pretty high up there. It was incredible to paddle on the Rio Petrohue surrounded by volcanoes at any given time.

Tell us something unique about you: I am an expert on the history of Fort Halifax, ME. This is a particularly mundane wooden fort in the middle of nowhere Maine that I studied in college. I can talk for a long time about this subject if you get me going.


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