Get outside and

find your joy find your courage gain clarity be safe be confident be responsible leave no trace respect nature get healthy feel alive

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary
Gain Clarity

On the who, what, when, where, why and how

Our world is moving at the speed of life. And if you’re like many of us, it’s only getting faster. Work obligations, family commitments, social time when it fits in, exercise (maybe not as much as you’d like?!) … it’s hard to get it all to fit into a day. We’re so busy doing, that we often don’t even recognize we’re in a rut or off track. This heads down, push forward lifestyle makes it hard to see what needs to change or how to do it.

Spending more time outdoors improves your mood, creativity and mental clarity.

The rhythm of your activity, the sunlight and fresh air, and the connection to life in the natural world allow you to take a break from the stress and business of day to day life. You get to slow down, reconnect to yourself and just be. This creates the space to fill in gaps and see paths that weren’t there before.

Find Your Courage

To actually make it happen

We are here to help you get outside – safely and responsibly – so you can live a happier, healthier, more adventurous life.

By consistently testing and stretching your limits in natural places, no matter what your level is, you learn that you are capable of much more than you’d ever imagined. Not only is that success motivating, but you begin to believe in yourself.

Maybe you’re running a 5k, maybe you’re going on a hike in the rain, maybe you’re doing a solo trip – the what isn’t as important as growing safely and having fun in the process.

This confidence translates into the courage you need to take action on the changes you want to make in other areas of your life.

OUTDOOR SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Go Find Yourself Outside

Online
education sessions

A couple times a month we organize interactive presentations on specific outdoor topics such as choosing gear, planning and preparation, popular destinations, etc.

See Upcoming Sessions

Hiking
& mountain events

We organize fun, educational day or weekend hikes in Santiago, Chile on a regular basis, as well as longer expeditions to bigger mountains a few times per year.

See Upcoming Events

Outdoor
& backpacking coaching

Whether you need help knowing how to move forward on a specific outdoor project or want to figure out how to incorporate the outdoors more into your lifestyle, we can help.

See Coaching Packages

Outdoor
adventure travel

If you’re looking to discover natural places or climb big mountains in Latin America, browse our favorite destinations.

Explore Vacation Destinations

Outdoors
safely & responsibly

Make sure you and those you adventure with minimize your impact and stay safe while having fun. Browse our how-tos, gear lists, and planning and preparation checklists to help you get started or do more backpacking, camping, and climbing.

See Blogs & Articles

Climb big mountains or
find a guide

If you want to climb Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, multiple 20,000 ft / 6,000 m mountains and volcanoes, or other gorgeous peaks in Latin America, browse around! We can help you plan or connect you with a UAIGM guide.

Explore Mountains

Find a Guide

You have the power to incorporate the outdoors more into your life.

What is holding you back?

Research shows that time in nature increases happiness, your mood, your social interactions and your sense of meaning and purpose in life. Oh, and it decreases stress, too. With so many benefits, what’s stopping you – and so many others – from making it happen?

While one would think that getting outside is as simple as, well, just walking out the front door, doing so safely and responsibly adds a few bumps in the road. We recognize that time, money, access, gear, skills, knowledge, and partners can all feel like an overwhelming, uphill challenge.

At Finding North we want to help break down the barriers in your way of living a more healthy, happy, outdoors-oriented life.

WORD CAIRNS NEWSLETTER

Popping into your inbox with outdoor inspired reflection that’ll encourage you to keep moving forward on the path you’ve chosen. Oh, and outdoor tips, trip reports, and pictures that might add a few places to your bucket list.

A touch of encouragement

to keep you going

Find your North

Embrace your North

Live your North