March Partner Profile: Black Diamond Equipment

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in accessibility, Backcountry, Black Diamond, cross country skiing, Donations, Expedition, Explore, Gear, Giving, Mountains, Organizations, Outdoor, outdoor adventures, Outdoor Industry, Outdoor recreation, Outside, Partner, Passion, performance, products, recreation, relationship, Salt Lake City, Ski, Skiing, Snow, Snowshoes, Sponsors, support, Teach, Utah, Wasatch, Watershed, wilderness, Winter | Comments Off

March Partner Profile: Black Diamond Equipment Nestled at the base of the Wasatch Front lies the global headquarters for Black Diamond Equipment. If you’ve ever climbed a rock face, skied fresh powder or trudged up a mountain, chances are you’ve brought some Black Diamond gear along with you. This winter, Black Diamond graciously donated Splore a fleet of jackets from their brand new apparel line. Our guides have put these jackets to test, braving hail storms, winter rains and epic powder days. In the end, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the privilege of wearing the Black Diamond...

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Moab Volunteer Whitewater Guide Training

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Backcountry, Colorado River, Giving, guides and outfitters, Guiding, moab, Outdoor, outdoor adventures, Outdoor Industry, Outdoor recreation, outdoors, Outside, participation, Program, rafting, Rapids, recreation, river rafting, river trips, summer, Teach, training, Utah, volunteer, Volunteering, Water, Whitewater, whitewater rafting, wilderness | Comments Off

Whitewater Guide Training CANCELED! Splore specializes in getting people outside, and allowing them experience the dignity of risk. This year we have decided to add to this philosophy and give our volunteers the opportunity to partake in a full, intensive guide training so that they too can experience the elation of guiding people with disabilities through whitewater rapids. WHERE: Fisher Towers, launching from Moab, UT WHEN: May 24-29 COST: $250 This training will not only teach our volunteers the fundamentals of reading and running class III- IV whitewater, but will also touch on Swift...

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Calling All Adventure Photographers

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Adventure, Photographer, Videographer, wilderness | Comments Off

Calling all adventure photographers! Love being outside and capturing the beauty of the wild? Join us this winter as a volunteer photographer! WHAT: Throughout the winter, Splore runs outdoor adventures including backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. WHO: Anyone interested in going out on a free adventure and taking photos/videos to be used for Splore’s promotional materials. WHERE: All over the Wasatch Front! Our locations include Silver Lake, Mill Creek Canyon, Soldier’s Hollow, Mountain Dell Golf Course, Big Cottonwood Canyon and many more. WHEN:...

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Saturday’s Spotlight: Friedreich’s Ataxia

Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in experience, Explore, Fears, friendship, outdoor adventures, Outdoor recreation, Outside, River, sterotypes, whitewater rafting, wilderness | Comments Off

Today’s Spotlight: Friedreich’s Ataxia For the Fall Fling, we will be highlighting a group of clients each day, telling their story and showing how Splore’s adventures have changed their lives. We are raising money this week to support Splore’s outdoor adventure programs for people of all abilities. Your donations support scholarships for clients like Tom:   Client Story: Tom Trovinger Tom Trovinger is 38 years old and was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) in 1997. FA is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. About one in...

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Winter Projects for Boaters | The Boat Ladder

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in adaptive, Guiding, Ladder, rafting, Wheelchair, whitewater rafting, wilderness | Comments Off

Boat Ladder As all of us less organized types found out (rather abruptly) on Monday morning; time has fallen back, giving us shorter days, longer nights, and anticipation for the winter months ahead. For us boaters, this may seem like it’s time to concentrate on secondary pursuits (like my favorite hobby: sleeping), but there are many fun crafty projects that can lighten up your winter nights and keep the spirit of the river alive in you. Here are a few that I’ve come up with, I hope you enjoy: The Boat Ladder: How many times have you been sitting in your boat, bladder full, sun...

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The Wonder of the River

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Adventure, river trips, summer, whitewater rafting, wilderness | Comments Off

Wow. The summer is quickly coming to a close and I am so proud of the amazing trips that Moab staff and volunteers put on this year. It was certainly a whirlwind, but as I reflect on our season I feel an overwhelming sense of joy. Although the river was low and the days were hot (hottest July in recorded history) we were able to take people from all walks of life through beautiful wilderness and create lifelong memories not only for our participants but also ourselves. I personally will never forget the beautiful mid morning hymns sung by the 8th grade girls of Madeline Choir School, the...

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