Zach C.

Instructor, Leadership Summit

Originally from the Northeast, Zach has spent the past seven years leading trips and teaching math in the Indian Himalayas. He is a Wilderness First Responder and a graduate of both the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi. This is his second season as an instructor with Adventure Treks.

  • Education: Clarkson University; bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Why is working for Adventure Treks important to you? AT is a good, supportive community of like-minded people who want to have fun outside.  
  • What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? Seeing old friends and meeting new ones in the wilderness!
  • What do you do when not working for AT? I teach math, bake bread, and explore the Himalayas.
  • Favorite outdoor memory? Trekking through misty bugyals (alpine pasture/meadows) and deep snow to Sahastra Tal, a group of lakes high in the Garhwal Himalaya.
  • Favorite quote: Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.” – Walt Whitman