Wildland Trekking

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Hiring: Backpacking Guide

 

Overview:

 Wildland Trekking is all about taking Adults and families hiking into the world’s most beautiful and wild landscapes, and making sure every detail is carefully orchestrated to make our guest’s the experience unforgettable. We bring our destinations to life for you through dialed-in logistics, wonderful meals, fascinating interpretation, solid trip support, and exceptional guides! Our backcountry and basecamp trips include top-of-the-line gear and fantastic backcountry cooking; our inn-based tours feature hand-picked inns, hotels and lodges that put you right in the action; and our stock and porter supported trips offer a rare opportunity to explore the backcountry with light day packs.

Wildland Trekking is hiring experienced guides for spring/summer 2019 to in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains of NC/TN and the Pacific Northwest such as the Cascades, Olympics and Mt. Rainier areas. Our guides work about 15-20 days a month seasonally depending on the location.

Qualifications:

Must have previous guiding experience. Competence in back country travel and living, strong leadership, teaching/interpretation, communication and customer service. Ability to find common ground and connect with novice guests of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities. A reliable vehicle. Ability to pick up and carry a heavy backpack for multiple hours/days. A passion to share with others this country’s inspiring natural wonders. 

Required Skills:

  • At least 23 years old to guide/drive

  • Previous guiding or outdoor leadership experience

  • WFR/CPR certified

  • Backcountry Food Handlers Certificate or willingness to obtain

  • Outdoor cooking skills

  • Interpretation skills

  • Service-oriented work ethic

  • Full time availability March - October - Smokies or June - Early September PNW

Benefits:

  • Pay scale that rewards experience

  • Great team and supportive environment

  • 401K and accrued sick leave

  • Possibility for future guiding opportunities in other areas and professional growth

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