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Josh Kloepping

​Multi-day Tours Program Manager

Guiding since:

2008

At AOA since:

2008

Hometown:

The great state of Texas

What type of tours do you usually guide?

Multi-day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and cycling.

Hobbies/fun facts:

Ironman Triathlon finisher and recipient if REI’s Top Guide Award for 2011.

What do you love most about guiding/working in adventure travel?

The moment when you see people get inspired by, and completely fall in love with, nature.

A memorable moment from your job:

Leading a group of wounded veterans, many with one and even two amputations, on a five-day hike across the Grand Canyon. We summited on the 15-year anniversary of 9/11. I left this trip in complete awe of their spirit, positive attitude, and complete determination.