The Professional Guide's Handbook: How to Lead Adventure Travel Trips and Expeditions (Paperback)

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The Professional Guide's Handbook: How to Lead Adventure Travel Trips and Expeditions (Paperback)


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Colby Brokvist is a professional guide who leads worldwide expeditions for some of the most acclaimed companies in adventure travel. He was inspired to pursue guiding as a career during a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2000. Since then, he has led hundreds of adventure travel departures, ranging from backpacking and trekking adventures to mountaineering and rock-climbing trips, sea kayaking and sailing voyages, and wildlife safaris. His expeditions have taken him to destinations as far-flung as Greenland, Antarctica, Africa, and Patagonia, as well as across the United States and Canada. In addition to fieldwork, Colby assumes a variety of managerial, operational, and consulting roles within the adventure travel sphere. His work centers on guide training, guide team management, and itinerary development. He sits on the board of directors for the Polar Tourism Guides Association and is a certified Senior Polar Guide through the same organization. He calls Boulder, Colorado, home.
Product Details ISBN: 9781682753248
ISBN-10: 1682753247
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th, 2022
Pages: 359
Language: English
"The Professional Guide's Handbook offers insight, wisdom, and real-life anecdotes from the Colby's own worldwide adventures as an expedition leader...Exceptionally well written, organized and presented." —James Cox, Midwest Review of Books

"The Professional Guide's Handbook is required reading for all adventure travel guides. Colby Brokvist not only shares the vital and complicated skills required to guide adventure travelers to the most remote corners of the planet, but he also captures the essence of guiding as a profession and the burning passions required to succeed at the highest level. If you want to be a great guide, read this book and pay attention." --Ben Bressler, Founder & President of Natural Habitat Adventures

"The Professional Guide's Handbook manages to be a theoretical book with an extremely concrete and hands-on usage. It is encouraging, reaching a broad spectrum of guides with various experiences. It allows you to self-reflect and learn, motivating you to “be your best guide.”--Pernille Søegaard, Co-Founder and Instructor, Expedition Guide Academy

"If you believe that adventure tourism can and must be a force of good in the world, then The Professional Guide's Handbook is a must read."--Matt Kareus, Executive Director, International Galapagos Tour Operators Association