Experience in descending desert Southwest canyons.
Experience and Comfort with:
NOTE: This is not a beginners course. Participants will be expected to be comfortable and familiar with rigging rappel systems, hooking up to rappel, and rappelling without supervision.
We had an awesome time with Sam and Wild Sky Adventure Guides. Both guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. As a group of experienced canyoneers, they were able to tailor the trip to our skill set and provide a day worth remembering. They even sent us pics at the end. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area.Jake W
We found these guys online and wanted to have a fun adventure. It was awesome!!! We are used to canyoneering in Utah and the Washington canyoning is totally different. We rappelled, cliff jumped and slide into different pools. We learned about the dangers and simulated how to navigate possible dangerous scenarios safely. I found myself with a big smile most of the day. If you are unsure to book, do it!! Great experience!!!Ben W
Sam and Austin were great. I came into this with a fair amount of previous experience having done many technical canyons in southern Utah. I joined this trip to see how wet canyons with moving water was done and learn skills specific to this environment. Sam made sure to show me how he does things and was even open to me showing him a method I use. (Making sure it was done safely.) Also, the wetsuit and other gear was in good shape and of high quality. Very professional from pre-trip info and while out adventuring!Tony J
Wild Sky guides in the Snoqualmie Corridor of I-90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.
Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email detailing all the important details for getting ready for the trip, and 48 hours leading up to the trip your guide will be in touch with you to confirm meet up location and time so that there is no confusion the morning of your adventure.
A trip with Wild Sky is an all inclusive experience. Our lead guides have been trained to the highest standards of internationally recognized certifications. They are trained Wilderness First Responders who always carry an extensive First Aid Kit and emergency communication equipment.
When you book a trip with us we will provide you with all the gear needed to move through the canyon. We will fit you with an industry leading quick-dry wetsuit from Seland, a harness with attached carabiners and rappel device, a helmet, a backpack and a dry bucket to store your food.
The most important thing that you can bring on a Wild Sky adventure is a Positive Attitude and a readiness to exert yourself physically for the day.
Canyon appropriate clothes includes lightweight, non-cotton, long pants, a non-cotton shirt, and a pair of durable shoes with good grip (vibram soles preferable) that you don't mind getting wet!
To keep your attitude positive and your body moving you are going to want to bring enough food and at least 2 liters of water to keep you on the move for the duration of your adventure.
The Wild Sky Swiftwater Canyoning Adventure has the option of picking up a maximum of 4 clients in North Bend.
All transportation needs must be communicated at the time of booking.
Pick up options in the Seattle area are available for an extra charge depending on location.
Please bring an extra pair of glasses or contacts with you on your trip. Leave them in your dry bucket so that you have them if you lose yours in the canyon. Please bring glasses straps to secure your glasses in the canyon.
Prior experience canyoneering is not necessary for any of our adventure challenges.
The Canyon Adventure Challenge and the Weekend Escapes! were designed with beginners in mind!
The High Adventure Challenge is also appropriate for beginners, but the challenge requires more resiliency and physical fitness than the other trips. Honestly evaluate yourself and every member of the trip before signing up for this challenge if you have never been canyoneering before.
Seattle area Wild Sky Challenges meet up outside of North Bend at 8:30 AM.
We have designed our challenges to last around 6 - 8 hours, so expect to finish around 2:30 - 4:30 PM.
Tips are not mandatory, but are very much appreciated by your guides.
Guiding is considered a service industry profession. Most people tip around the same percentage as they would tip at a restaurant.
The Canyon environment is an inherently dangerous environment.
At Wild Sky we follow a philosophy of risk management developed by ICA - The International Canyoning Academy to minimize, mitigate, or avoid danger in the canyon.
All of our guides carry a SAFER document that ensures we follow the correct protocols and communicate safety information to you.