Nick Thompson

Instructor

Nick joins Adventure Treks for his first season as an instructor. During his time at West Virginia University, he was a trip leader, taking underclassmen on multi-day hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and skiing expeditions. He spent most of his WVU career in their nationally recognized outdoor program, Adventure West Virginia, helping with the logistics, planning, and gear departments. Nick has been a paramedic for the last several years and also has an associate’s degree in emergency medical services.

  • Education: West Virginia University, bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks, and tourism
  • Medical certifications: Paramedic, wilderness emergency medical technician
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Leading a six-day canoe trip down the Green River in Utah during a bigger, two-week trip through Canyonlands National Park.
  • Favorite hobbies: Backpacking, skiing, all water-related activities, and emergency medicine.