The world is much wider–and much higher–than many of us ever have a chance to realize. If you’ve dreamed of exploring the peaks and wilderness of mountains across the globe but you lack the knowledge base to safely do so alone, Go Trek might be just what you need to unlock the potential of the natural world and of your own ambitions.
We specialize in two styles of trips, which each offer different challenges and features to best accommodate our client’s desires and capacities:
- Treks – Non-technical hikes that do not entail the use of any specialized equipment but require solid physical condition.
- Climbs – Trips that typically require previous high-altitude experience and a knowledge of specialized equipment like crampons, rope travel, and ice axes, and carabiners.
We’ve led clients in ascents of some of the most difficult peaks in the world, and we’ve also helped make mountain routes accessible to families and individuals who, though they lack the experience necessary for our more rigorous climbs, command a passion for altitude and exploration. We are happy to work with climbers at any level, and can create satisfying trips for everyone from experts to enthusiastic novices.
Go Trek prides itself in helping foster not only an unforgettable outdoor adventure, but also a cultural experience. We believe that part of really knowing a mountain is knowing its history and culture, not just its terrain. We carefully select guides who are not only masters of climbing safety with many years of experience in the field, but who are also native to their respective countries. Our guides are happy to share their local knowledge in ways that are helpful, meaningful, and lasting.
Go Trek is headed by renowned mountaineer Craig Van Hoy. Craig is one of the finest guides and climbers in the world. A native Seattleite, he has summited Mount Rainier over 400 times, climbed each of the “Seven Summits,” and has set records for first American ascents, fastest climbs, and number of summits at peaks around the world. Craig’s passion is now helping others achieve their dreams, and he created Go Trek as a way to share his vast knowledge base and experience.