From Our Editors
The experts behind Vertical Adventure Guides have been leading climbing expeditions for almost two decades, but they have about triple that amount of experience in their pockets. The team—all full-time professional instructors trained by the PCGI—includes 30-year veterans of climbing and certified first-aid instructors. Armed with professional equipment and half a BFF necklace that they share with gravity, they lead groups on climbing and ice-climbing adventures catered to all skill levels. But they don't just limit themselves to the vertical. The crew also hosts horizontal and temporal adventures that involve caving, ziplining, and kayaking—sometimes bundled into all-inclusive packages that include lodging and meals as well.