THE GUIDE ROLE & VALUE-BASED GUIDING
Why do we need guides when we are in the outdoor?
The guide role can be divided in two: traditional ‘pathfinding’ – geographically leading guests through unknown or inaccessible terrain – and ‘mentoring’ – guiding guests towards insight and enlightenment (Cohen, 1985).
”Through interpretation, understanding; through understanding, appreciation; through appreciation, protection” Tilden (1977)
”not with the names of things, but by exposing the soul of things – those truths that lie behind” Tilden (1977)
Interpretation is more than spitting out information, and involves communication, education and entertainment skills. It is about revealing the big picture beyond what we show our guests,
It is our personal goal to get more people out and closer to nature. Instead of “been there, done that”, it is our hope that people will say “been there, loved it, it changed me”. Join us on your next outdoor experience!