Wild Sky Adventure Guides

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. As part of our commitment to giving back to the community, we are organizing a day of canyoneering with CEP students and alumni and donating all net proceeds from this day to the fund. This is a unique opportunity to join us for a thrilling adventure while also supporting a worthy cause. 

When: Saturday, July 8th 2023, 8am-2pm

What: Four-hour canyoneering adventure in Snoqualmie Pass with the CEP community.

Where: Hall Creek in Snoqualmie Pass (near North Bend)

Why: All net proceeds from this event will be donated to support the Roz Schuessler Memorial Fund.

Who: CEP students, alumni, friends, and community are welcome!

Cost: All net proceeds will be donated to the Roz Schuessler Memorial fund. Normal price is $270 + tax. If the price is prohibitive, but the activity interests you, contact us at sam@wildskyguides.com for information on sponsorship.

Who is wild sky?

Wild Sky Adventure Guides is a swiftwater canyoneering guide service that operates in Snoqualmie Pass, just outside of Seattle. Swiftwater canyoning is an established sport in Europe and Asia, and is rapidly growing in America and  the Pacific Northwest. For more on the specifics of the sport of canyoning go to www.wildskyguides.com and check out our canyoneering infographic. You can find us on instagram at @wild_sky_guides. 

What is our connection to cep?

Wild Sky Adventure Guides was started by Sam Keller, a CEP alumni from the class of ‘08. He even has a tattoo of the CEP tree on his shoulder! Sam took up canyoneering soon after leaving the UW and has been guiding in various locations his entire professional life. You can read more about his biography here. Sam always felt a close connection to Roz, and when he heard about the CEP memorial fund he knew that he wanted to do something to support her legacy. During his time at CEP he experienced crisis multiple times and Roz was always there to help, it is fitting that her CEP legacy is helping students in need. 

What is swiftwater canyoneering?

What is swiftwater canyoneering? It is an adventure sport that has rapidly been growing in popularity in the PNW. The sport entails descending a canyon while utilizing multiple methods. This can entail jumping into a puddle or rappelling down a waterfall.

Most people have no clue what canyoneering is. Maybe they have seen pictures of rappelling in red rock in Utah. In the PNW canyoneering is about rappelling down waterfalls and getting beautiful unique perspectives of the beauty and power of nature. 

Canyoneering entails much more than just waterfall rappelling. On our canyoneering tour we will hike, scramble, downclimb (on rope) and rappel. 

Canyoneering is a fantastic opportunity to discover and experience the familiar forests of the PNW from an entirely different angle. Wild Sky trips take you to destinations that are only accessible through canyoneering.

Why you should try Canyoneering

You should try canyoneering because it’s a unique and challenging experience that’s different from anything you’ve ever done. Think about it—canyoneering takes you into some of the most beautiful and remote areas in nature You’ll get to explore places that are inaccessible any other way, and you’ll be able to see things that most people will never get to see.

Canyoneering is a fun and exciting way to spend a day. It’s physically demanding, but it’s also a lot of fun. You’ll be climbing, rappelling, swimming, and sliding down waterfalls. Canyoneering is a fun and exciting way to spend a day raising money for a worthy cause!

Is This Fundraiser For Me?

How does this fundraiser work?

Email us at sam@wildskyguides.com with any questions or suggestions you may have. 

  • The CEP canyoneering tour will be beginner level, aimed at learning techniques while enjoying the beautiful waterfall setting.
  • The tour will last approximately 4 hours.
  •  WIld Sky will provide all rental equipment, from wetsuits, helmets and harnesses to the ropes and specialized canyon bags.
  • You bring your shoes, water, snacks, and an adventurous spirit!

Go HERE and find the UW CEP Fundraiser button. Follow the link and fill out the booking information. Show up July 8th and have a great time while raising money for Roz’s legacy!


The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money for Roz. The normal cost of the trip is $270, if you are interested in going on the trip but cant afford the whole $270 you can sign up to go as a sponsored participant. Pay as much as you can and we can try to find a sponsorer for your trip!

Can’t come, but want to support the fundraiser? Contact Bernadette Bascom, Assistant Director of Advancement for the College of Built Environments at UW, to make a tax deductible donation to the Roz Schuessler Memorial Fund. Your contribution will sponsor a CEPSTER who lacks the resources to go on the trip.


Participation in the Wild Sky Roz Schuessler Memorial Fundraiser is not a tax-deductible donation. The UW is not affiliated with Wild Sky Adventure Guides. We are operating this fundraiser independently of the UW and the CEP program.


Traveling through canyons is part of the adventure sport known as canyoneering. It can be accomplished alone or in a group, and it can be as simple or difficult as you like.

The Roz Schuessler Memorial Fundraiser is a great option to explore a new adventure sport while raising money for a worthy cause. Canyoneering is the rare adventure sport that is accesible to people of all backgrounds and physical capabilities. It is difficult at times, but enjoyable, and the views are amazing.

Sam Keller. Class of '08.

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