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Good Trip Adventures guides are the best in the business. 

They are vetted thoroughly, trained often, and prepared for the unexpected. Our team is made up of Master Naturalists, Wilderness First Responders, EMTs, rock climbers, thru-hikers, kayakers, conservation volunteers, scientists, inspiring story tellers, master outdoor educators, and experts in sustainability.

We want to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the guides you might meet when you travel with us! 

Laerke smiles into the camera

LÆRKE NIELSEN

Lærke is a professional guide, instructor, and outdoor educator with global experience. Growing up in the woods of Scandinavia, Lærke decided to turn her love for the outdoors and environmental stewardship into a full-time career, and she now holds a postgraduate degree in Outdoor Education, is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Mountain Leader, and has worked trips and expeditions out of Norway, Scotland, Greenland, and the US Southwest. Lærke’s main guiding passion is sharing that perfect combination of exhilarating adventure in and meaningful connection to the landscapes we journey through. Having worked a few good years in Scotland as a climbing instructor and wilderness therapy guide, Lærke has just relocated to Southern California, where she finally gets to experience the joy of being able to climb under the sun all year round.

Lydia

LYDIA KOPECKY

Lydia is a deep lover of all things outdoors. An avid climber, mountaineer, and backpacker, Lydia loves to help push others to their limits and see what they’re truly capable of. From the Annapurna range in Nepal and the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to the eastern Sierras and the Alps, Lydia loves to help others explore and revel in the beauty of our natural world. Lydia has been an outdoor guide since 2012 and is a mentor for Young Women Who Crush, a climbing and leadership program for girls in New York City.  Lydia is a member of the US Fencing Team and potentially too much in love with her two cats, Spoon and Canoe. She’s based in Brooklyn.

Colin Snider

COLIN SNIDER

Colin grew up in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, hunting, fishing and foraging for mushrooms with his family. His affinity for the outdoors as a child encouraged his parents to enroll him in an outdoor adventure summer camp which he attended for fourteen summers as everything from camper to camp director.
His time at camp instilled a lifelong passion for protecting the environment and sharing it with others. Colin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology from Indiana University and a Master’s in Environmental and Sustainability Education from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He is a Montana Master Naturalist, Wilderness First Responder, and holds his Avalanche Level 1 certification. In his free time, Colin is a die-hard skier, climber, and fly fisher.

Nate

NATHAN DUCLOS

Nathan grew upon in New Hampshire hiking and climbing in the White Mountains. Since that time he has gone on to climb across the globe submitting many of the world’s highest peaks. Nathan has lead expeditions in Argentina, Nepal, Iceland, Peru, the Alps, Mongolia, Alaska, and beyond. He is a Wilderness Paramedic and licensed EMS instructor, he teaches wilderness medicine classes domestically and around the world. He is also a mountaineering instructor and has focused much of his time understanding and treating high altitude illnesses. He has established backcountry hospitals in remote areas of Africa, Haiti, and Panama. His other passions include ocean kayaking and road biking.