Our mission at Get Outside is to empower others to explore the outdoors, challenge themselves, learn new skills, and have fun doing it.
We focus on getting badass women out exploring, connecting, and growing. The Get Outside experience doesn’t end with the adventure, rather, that’s where it begins.
We see a future filled with adventure, community support, and a whole lot of laughter. We want to see more women outside in leadership roles, inspiring other women to do the same. We believe it is our responsibility as locals, leaders, and adventurers to maintain an active social conscience. We are committed to supporting the outstanding community around us. We hope you will feel the same!
Currently, she resides in Canmore, AB, balancing guiding and working as a physiotherapist. Hiking and backpacking fill her summer months and snowshoeing takes over in the winter. The majority of her work consists of private guiding, however hiking and backpacking trips are also provided to help you prepare to tackle the trail on your own.
Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR Certified
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Susan currently resides in Canmore, and has been hiking, scrambling, and climbing in the Canadian Rockies for over 15 years. Travelling through the mountains has given her adventure, challenge and lasting friendships. From the shortest of day hikes to multi-day mountaineering expeditions, Susan is most at home moving across beautiful terrain with great people. She's been on hiking adventures across the world, including in Nepal, Peru, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Laos. She loves the mountains, and enjoys sharing them with others as an Apprentice Hiking Guide, a Rock Climbing Instructor, and a volunteer alpine trip leader with the Alpine Club of Canada. Susan is forever curious, and her favourite part of being a hiking guide is helping others expand their skillsets, learn, and grow through challenging themselves.
Kristin, currently resides in Squamish and calls the Coast Mountains home. Works as a full-time teacher during the school year and enjoys all things outdoors. Has been working as an Assistant Hiking Guide for three seasons both in the interior of BC and on the coast. Also works as a Top Rope Climbing Instructor throughout the summer and loves sharing her passion for the outdoors. In her free time, Kristin prefers getting out of cell range and into the alpine for climbing, hiking or just finding a relaxing campsite. Wildflower season in August is her favourite! She is our go-to guide extraordinaire for the Women's West Coast Trail trips.
Get Outside is nestled within the Canadian Rockies in the beautiful town of Canmore, AB. We are a 1.25 hour drive from the Calgary International Airport or 3.5 hours from the Edmonton International Airport. Only 5km from the entrance to Banff National Park or 22km from the Banff townsite, you'll love what we have to offer.
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