just below the summit of North Twin sister, washington. 2003

Watching the sunset from mount baker, Washington 2010

Watching the sunset from mount baker, Washington 2010

Devils rest trail, above wahkeena falls, oregon 2015

Devils rest trail, above wahkeena falls, oregon 2015

calling home.  kilimanjaro, tanzania 2015

calling home.  kilimanjaro, tanzania 2015

 

 

 

My mission: To bring people closer to nature. 

Since 2001, I've worked with over 2000 people to fulfill goals, small and large. I've worked with major corporations and their leaders to create life affirming adventures for teams and individuals. 

I've lead day trips, backpacking trips and mountaineering expeditions. I've led eight teams and over 100 people to the top of Kilimanjaro in East Africa, five teams each to Denali and Aconcagua - the highest points in North and South America - and guided with leading US guide services Rainier Mountaineering and International Mountain Guides, on over 100 Mount Rainier climbs.     

For many participants, the adventure is in the journey of seeing strengths come to the surface and seeing possibilities expand. The fulfillment of completing a successful training program often leads to a decision to take on more adventures. The accomplishment of completing an event, a trip, a marathon, a long distance bike ride or hike, or a major mountain climb can be transforming. However... simply infusing a busy life with a regular dose of nature and outdoor activity - can quickly reap rewards unimaginable at the beginning of a path of fitness and health.   

My approach is to tailor a simple fitness and health program based on the methods in Fit By Nature. I work with teams and individuals and customize programs to all fitness levels. It's easy to get started and results start happening almost immediately.

In addition to training and coaching; several times each year I lead outdoor adventures locally in the Pacific Northwest - as an annual trip to Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, East Africa.

For your office, church or social group; I offer inspiring and fun talks on Fit By Nature, backpacking and mountaineering preparation. I also work with human resources leaders and insurance providers to infuse corporate wellness programs with the practical benefits of exercising outdoors.

Thanks for visiting the site. I look forward to learning more about your goals and interests. 

I hope you find something you enjoy on this site. Connect with me on IG and other social media. I look forward to following your adventures.

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In fitness and health,

John Colver