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Wild Sky Adventure Guides

The Adventure Blog!

Welcome to the Wild Sky Guides Adventure Blog!

The Wild Sky Adventure Blog is dedicated to providing valuable tactical and logistical information for canyoneers seeking advice and best practices for canyoning in the Pacific Northwest, and around the world. Our intention is to help equip you with all the essential details you need to plan and safely execute your canyoning adventures. We strive to deliver practical insights and tips. If you have any ideas or suggestions for potential blog post topics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Happy Canyoning!

The 2024 Seland Wetsuit Buyers Guide

The 2024 Seland Wetsuit Buyers Guide

A collection of essays detailing the necessary steps and considerations to help you prepare for a PNW canyoneering adventure.

Seland Wetsuit Sizing Guide: Buyers Guide Part 4

Seland Wetsuit Sizing Guide: Buyers Guide Part 4

The Seland Sizing Guide is full of useful information to help you make the difficult decisions in which size wetsuit to choose.

Choosing The Right Seland Wetsuit: Seland Buyers Guide Part 3

Choosing The Right Seland Wetsuit: Seland Buyers Guide Part 3

The Seland Sizing Guide is full of useful information to help you make the difficult decisions in which size wetsuit to choose.

Seland Wetsuit Technology: Buyers Guide Part 2

Seland Wetsuit Technology: Buyers Guide Part 2

Let's delve into the intricacies of Seland's wetsuit technologies, demystifying their features and benefits for prospective buyers.

Seland Company  History: Buyers Guide Part 1

Seland Company History: Buyers Guide Part 1

Welcome to the Seland Buyers Guide. This comprehensive guide aims to familiarize you with Seland; a company that is well known in US canyoning circles, but not well understood.

2024 Wild Sky and Seattle Mountaineers Intermediate Whitewater Canyoning Course

2024 Wild Sky and Seattle Mountaineers Intermediate Whitewater Canyoning Course

Wild Sky Adventure Guides and the Seattle Mountaineers are pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration to teach Intermediate Whitewater courses in June 2024.

2 Day Desert To PNW Canyoneering Course

2 Day Desert To PNW Canyoneering Course

Wild Sky Guides is pleased to announce our collaboration with Brent Roth and Kraken Whitewater. We have designed four canyoning courses that are specific to canyoning in the Pacific Northwest.

PNW Canyoneering Visitors Guide

PNW Canyoneering Visitors Guide

A collection of essays detailing the necessary steps and considerations to help you prepare for a PNW canyoneering adventure.

Summer 2024 PNW Canyoning Course Schedule

Summer 2024 PNW Canyoning Course Schedule

Wild Sky Guides is pleased to announce our collaboration with Brent Roth and Kraken Whitewater. We have designed four canyoning courses that are specific to canyoning in the Pacific Northwest.

Gear Review: Comfort + Warmth = Favorite  Wetsuit

Gear Review: Comfort + Warmth = Favorite Wetsuit

The Wild Sky Family Adventure Challenge isn't just about the thrill of the descent; it's about fostering bonds and creating memories.

The Wild Sky Family Adventure Challenge

The Wild Sky Family Adventure Challenge

The Wild Sky Family Adventure Challenge isn't just about the thrill of the descent; it's about fostering bonds and creating memories.

Seattle Adventures: Four Recommended Outdoor Adventures in Washington

Seattle Adventures: Four Recommended Outdoor Adventures in Washington

We selected four different Seattle adventures that you will enjoy. We have also selected the best guides and outfitters for peace of mind..

Is it Scary or Dangerous? Unpacking the Distinction

Is it Scary or Dangerous? Unpacking the Distinction

We commonly think of the fear response as "fight or flight", but a more acccurate description is "flight or freeze".

Managing Risk While Canyoning:

Managing Risk While Canyoning:

Managing Risk While Canyoning: Bridging The Gap Between Technical Competence and Good Judgement. Canyoning is an adventurous, engaging, and difficult sport. We practice the sport because it takes us out of our normal daily routine and shows us the magnificent…

What Should You Do? Part 2: Stuck in a Canyon: Practical Advice for Emergency Situations.

What Should You Do? Part 2: Stuck in a Canyon:…

In an emergency it is crucial to have a plan to put into motion so that you and your party can stay safe while you await help.

What Should You Do? Part 1: Plan Ahead And Prepare To Avoid Needing Rescue.

What Should You Do? Part 1: Plan Ahead And Prepare…

It is important that we plan ahead and prepare for the worst, so that when it does happen, it is a minor inconvenience and not an emergency. 

Connecting Solo Travelers and Pairs for Guided Trips.

Connecting Solo Travelers and Pairs for Guided Trips.

Not everyone can book with friends! We offer a feature for connecting solo travelers and pairs with others to book a guided trip together.

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyon Scenarios. Stuck Rope: Part 2

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyon Scenarios. Stuck Rope:…

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyon Scenarios. Stuck Rope: Part 2 WFR scenarios are medical scenarios in the backcountry that anyone who has taken a wilderness medical course is familiar with. In Part 1 we invented a contrived scenario…

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyoning Scenarios.

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyoning Scenarios.

What Would You Do? Solving Realistic Canyon Scenarios. Stuck Rope: Part 1 WFR scenarios are medical scenarios in the backcountry that anyone who has taken a wilderness medical course is familiar with. My next series of blog posts is going…

Visitors Guide Part 3: Equipment For Canyoning in Washington.

Visitors Guide Part 3: Equipment For Canyoning in Washington.

This post discusses key pieces of technical equipment like; harness, lanyards, carabiners, ascenders, pulleys, canyon quickdraws, rappel devices, and your emergency knife.

Visitors Guide: Part 2: Necessary Equipment For Canyoneering In Washington State. Part 2

Visitors Guide: Part 2: Necessary Equipment For Canyoneering In Washington…

When planning a canyoning trip in Washington State, one of the most important things to consider is what equipment you’ll need. This post will walk you through the essential gear you’ll need for a safe and enjoyable canyoning trip.

Visitors Guide: Part 1: Necessary Information For Canyoneering in Washington State.

Visitors Guide: Part 1: Necessary Information For Canyoneering in Washington…

So, you want to go on a canyoneering adventure in Washington State, but you don’t know where to start. Wild Sky has compiled this guide of useful information to help you get started in planning your adventure.

Why You Should Try Swiftwater Canyoneering.

Why You Should Try Swiftwater Canyoneering.

If you are looking for adventure, swiftwater canyoneering is the way. So, what are the main reasons you should try swiftwater canyoneering?

Culture Of Madeira

Culture Of Madeira

Culture and history of madeira. Madeira is more than just a beautiful island. The island has a rich history and culture that visitors can explore while they’re there. Whether you’re interested in learning about the local wine production or checking…

Famous Foods From Madeira 

Famous Foods From Madeira 

Famous Foods From Madeira  When you think of Madeira, what comes to mind? The stunning Atlantic views, the world-famous wine, or the relaxed island lifestyle? All of those are reasons to visit—or move!—to Madeira, but the food is another major…

Professional Guided Canyoneering in Washington State

Professional Guided Canyoneering in Washington State

Wild Sky Adventure Guides is proud to announce that we will be guiding in the Seattle area this summer! We are permitted to guide trips in Snoqualmie area canyons from July through September 2023. We provide all equipment, including Seland…

UW CEP Roz Schuessler Memorial Fundraiser!

UW CEP Roz Schuessler Memorial Fundraiser!

Wild Sky is excited to announce our upcoming fundraiser for the CEP Roz Schuessler Memorial Fund. The fund provides financial support to CEP students who are in crisis and needing assistance.

Gear Review: The CRKT Bear Claw ER

Gear Review: The CRKT Bear Claw ER

When it comes to swiftwater canyoneering, having the right gear is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. One of the most important pieces of gear is a good knife. In this article, we will be discussing the CRKT…

Seattle Adventure Vacation Idea: Canyoneering

Seattle Adventure Vacation Idea: Canyoneering

Canyoneering is the best Seattle adventure activity. You get to explore the natural beauty of canyons while also creating unique memories.

Visitors Guide: Enjoy Madeira’s Weather

Visitors Guide: Enjoy Madeira’s Weather

So you’re thinking of visiting Madeira. Excellent choice! Here are a few things you need to know about the logistics of Madeira.

Visitors Guide: Culture of Madeira

Visitors Guide: Culture of Madeira

So you’re thinking of visiting Madeira. Excellent choice! Here are a few things you need to know about the logistics of Madeira.

Visitors Guide: Geologic History of Madeira

Visitors Guide: Geologic History of Madeira

So you’re thinking of visiting Madeira. Excellent choice! Here are a few things you need to know about the logistics of Madeira.

Visitors Guide: Madeira Transportation

Visitors Guide: Madeira Transportation

So you’re thinking of visiting Madeira. Excellent choice! Here are a few things you need to know about the logistics of Madeira.

Canyoneering Pro-Tips For Beginners.

Canyoneering Pro-Tips For Beginners.

Canyoneering Pro-Tips For Beginners! Canyoneering is an exciting outdoor activity that you can enjoy no matter your age or experience level. But, like any new adventure, there are a few things you need to know before you head out. These…

What To Expect Your First Time Canyoneering in Washington.

What To Expect Your First Time Canyoneering in Washington.

WHAT TO EXPECT YOUR FIRST TIME CANYONEERING IN WASHINGTON. Swiftwater Canyoneering is an outdoor sport that involves descending the watercourse of a narrow canyon, often using ropes and other gear to assist as you descend down waterfalls. It can be…

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