Back-Country Guide Job Description
The role of Back-country Guide is an ‘on the ground’ hourly position at 4Points Expeditions. Back-country Guide will provide delivery of services for specific backpacking programs. Guide with special knowledge and experience at Grand Canyon National Park, currently our premier backpacking destination will be given priority over guides who do not. All other Back-country experience is welcome.
Backpacking Guides are tasked with the professional, safe, conscientious leadership of 4Points client groups in a backcountry setting. Our expectation is that qualified staff will provide the best possible client experience at all times. Success on our trips is not measured in reaching a specific campground or viewpoint; rather in the safe delivery of clients to their end location. Guides must be capable of making leadership decisions based on sound judgment, problem-solving and decisiveness.
Other essential services needed:
The Backpacking Guide must maintain AT ALL TIMES the certification and training required of these services.
Backpacking Guides understand and accept the risks inherent in the services they will be providing. Guides further understand the salary and work hours associated with Back country trip leadership. This may entail long hours without breaks; no guarantee of time off for meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) based on circumstances; No guarantee of adequate sleep or rest during programs; and the guide may be placed in situations of personal danger including rescue of clients, exposure to elements, dangerous flora and fauna, dangerous terrain and natural disasters.