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The Ecuador Mountaineering and Service Course is designed for participants who want to challenge themselves in the mountains and in their hearts. The course combines high-altitude mountaineering and service projects in a rich cross-cultural setting. Based in the city of Quito (9,200 ft), this adventure immerses you in the rich beauty of Ecuadorian culture and the Andes. Ecuador is said to be the “Jewel of the Andes.” You will discover the accuracy of this label as you explore stunning mountain ridges, gleaming glacial slopes, and the mysterious grasslands known as the paramo. The service projects provide challenges that are just as intense as mountaineering and often much more rewarding. Summit Adventure’s goal is to work side by side with Ecuadorians to help provide for their needs in a real and tangible way.

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Alex Witmer

For those who have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! This course is designed to allow students to explore what becoming a leader looks like in many different settings.

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Jamison Glazebrook

The Ecuador Service and Mountaineering Course is designed for participants who want to challenge themselves in the mountains and in their hearts. The course combines high-altitude mountaineering and service projects in a rich cross-cultural setting. Based in the city of Quito (9,200 ft), this adventure immerses you in the rich beauty of Ecuadorian culture and the Andes. Ecuador is said to be the “Jewel of the Andes.”

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Tom Smith

Patagonia is truly one of the world’s last wild places. Its name alone conjures up images of towering craggy peaks, pristine blue lakes, and windswept ice fields. Yet this rugged land at the tip of South America is actually quite accessible for the modern adventurer. Summit Adventure is inviting you to join us in wild Patagonia for a trip filled with adventure and opportunities to serve.

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Tom Smith

For those that have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! This course is designed to allow students to explore what becoming a leader looks like in many different settings. The Leadership Expedition will take place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada.

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Tom Smith

Youth Leadership is our shortest leadership course. The five-day expedition is designed to give youth with little to no experience in the backcountry a taste of the wilderness.  The course will provide the skills and experience necessary to build a foundation for developing as a leader. The Youth Leadership course will take place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada.

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Tom Smith

This course combines service and trekking through Israel and Palestine. You will spend time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth and then have the opportunity to trek for four days from Nazareth to the Mount of the Beatitudes along the Jesus Trail­­­™. The Jesus Trail™ is a moderate trail on which you will carry only a daypack as your gear is transferred to each night’s accommodations.

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Tom Smith

Renewal is the antidote to boredom, complacency, monotony, and uncertainty. Renewal is also the crucial first step in preparing for change and the future. Renewal takes effort and forces us out of our comfort zones. To those in the middle years of life, renewal is crucial to ensure the following years are vibrant, life-giving, and filled with purposes that closely follow Jesus Christ…

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Tom Smith