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Ben Papps

Day Tours Guide

Guiding since:

2014

At AOA since:

2018

Hometown:

Cranston, RI

What type of tours do you guide?

Single-day tours

Hobbies:

Skiing, hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, paddling…really anything that’s human-powered and gets me outdoors! I also enjoy gardening, yoga, photography, cooking, extended road trips, hammocking with a good book, and infinitely deep conversations about the universe

What do you love most about guiding?

I’m my best self when I am active and make a point to connect with nature regularly. My co-workers are amazing human beings who share my passion for the natural world and are always ready to adventure at the drop of a hat. And our guests give us the opportunity to introduce and nurture that passion and responsibility for the outdoors in others every day. So…everything!