Grant T.

Instructor, California Challenge 2

Grant hails from a northern suburb of Chicago where he grew up taking yearly ski trips to Colorado. While in college in Vermont, he began rock and ice climbing and grew an appreciation for backcountry experiences, culminating in a thru-hike of the Long Trail after graduation. Grant joins us this summer for his second season as an instructor with Adventure Treks.

  • Education: University of Vermont; bachelor’s degree in natural resource planning
  • Why is working for Adventure Treks important to you? Adventure Treks helps instill the important values of appreciation for nature and self-reliance in younger generations.
  • What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? What excites me most is exploring a new area of the country and the opportunity to make others excited about recreating in the wilderness.
  • What do you do when not working for AT? I am a ski instructor in Vail, CO, and like to mountain bike and travel the country in my camper van.
  • Favorite outdoor memory? On my first-ever backpacking trip, I hiked out to a waterfall in the Wind River Range of Wyoming where we decided to pitch camp for the night on a whim because it was so beautiful. It is special to me because it was the first time where I felt in charge of making decisions in every aspect of my life at the time. It was so pretty it brought tears to my face.
  • Favorite quote: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” ~ George Burns