Get Outside was born from Jenna Nodding’s dream to help show people the beauty of the outdoors.
Feeling more content when outside she wanted to create an environment where others could find the same level of joy. Feeding off of the energy of wild places, Jenna has spent five months following the white blazes along the Appalachian Trail, two weeks hiking across Baffin Island, 15 days exploring the high altitude passes of the Nepalese Himalayas, and over 500 nights sleeping in her MSR hubba. She’s passionate about teaching others how to find, and create their own adventure. This passion is what sparked the birth of Get Outside! What is your passion?
Get Outside is an adventure company that lives a life of passion. We focus on inspiring people to do the things that inspire them. Built on fun, challenge, and empowerment, Get Outside is driven to help people learn new skills, believe in their ability, and step outside their comfort zone in a safe environment. The goal? Build role models through mentorship, fuelled by passion and curiosity. Live your life. Love to move.
No, transportation is not provided. However, with keeping the environment in mind, it is appreciated if people carpool together to the trailhead. If you don’t have your own car, you can carpool with another participant.
The weather is variable in the Canadian Rockies and therefore we need to be ready for rain or shine. For day hikes please bring lunch, at least one litre of water, and a rain jacket. It is best to wear hiking pants; please leave jeans and cotton items home. Those going on a backpacking trip will be provided with a detailed gear list.
Our maximum numbers are 12 for a day hike and 8 for a backpacking trip. However, we typically limit the numbers to 8 for day hikes and 6 for backpacking trips.
We recognize that everyone is coming with their own unique experiences and fitness level and I feel confident everyone will enjoy the trip! To ensure maximum enjoyment a general fitness allowing you to hike 6km with a small day pack for the day trips, or 10km with a 30lbs pack for the backpacking adventures.
We are out to have fun and explore the outdoors, not to put our head down and push ourselves into the ground. Every group has to have one person who is the slowest, but we keep the group together. If you are wanting an experience where the focus is to challenge yourself physically, sign up for our fitness building series or inquire about a private trip. We are happy to accommodate your needs and desires.
We love spending time outside in all the elements. The trip will go on, unless it is unsafe to do so.