Our philosophy

Travel Philosophy

We want our customers to live this experience with total safety and trust, which is why we use the best resources enhanced by guidelines of sustainability and respect for the environment. While achieving high quality standards, our aim is to make them feel part of this land and its people.

Work Philosophy

We have confirmed the importance and efficiency of teamwork, and we want it to take place in an environment of maximum respect between everyone involved inside and outside of our company. We do not discriminate in any way and impregnate our activities with empathy and tolerance, thus letting us work in an environment of healthy human relationships.

Environment

We work at a human scale, since it is exactly our individual actions which have an impact in out ecosystems. We make sure that our operation as a company is in harmony with its surroundings, not only in regards to our natural ecosystem but also with the social aspects of its location. We seek to inspire everyone surrounding us and make our contribution focused on this idea, while making a special effort to preserve our environment.

All the above is reflected in our minimal impact techniques based on the internationally recognized “Don’t Leave a Trace” principles.
Leave no trace

Leave no trace principles

Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies.
  • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Visit in small groups. Split larger parties into groups of 4 - 6.
  • Repackage food to minimize waste.
  • Use a map and compass to eliminate use of rock cairns, flagging or marking paint.
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
  • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet away from lakes, streams
  • Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
In popular areas
  • Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
  • Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
In pristine areas
  • Disperse use to prevent the creation ofcampsites and trails.
  • Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.
Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.
  • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
  • Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
  • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.
Leave What you Find
  • Preserve the past, observe but do not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
  • Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
  • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans or mound fires.
  • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
  • Burn alll wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
Respect Wildlife
  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
  • Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times, mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous, yield to other users on the trail.
  • Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
  • Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
  • Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.