Finding good partners is the single most common challenge backcountry tourers expressed in our research. We offer this series of facilitated virtual events to help you meet like-minded tourers in your area and form a plan to confidently go from total strangers to the trailhead to taking risks together. Meet some folks and great out there this year!
Interested in hosting your own partner speed dating event?Shoot us an email
It didn’t take a lot of interviews to become clear: finding good backcountry partners is one of the most common challenges in the sport. It’s unnerving to meet people online, you have a limited number of days to tour in a winter, and so many factors have to align for a partner to be compatible. These events are an opportunity to build up your backcountry rolodex, clarify what you're looking for in a partner, and get better at forming new teams in general.
You'll be part of a small group of people from the same region interested in meeting new backcountry partners. On our 90-minute zoom call we'll facilitate a series of small-group conversations where you can get to know potential partners. More than just a meet and greet, we'll help you better identify on what makes an ideal partner for you and share ideas for what to do with the people you meet.
Like any speed dating event or just real life, we can't gauruntee you'll meet the perfect person. You will get the chance to meet a bunch of folks, practice meeting and forming new teams, and get some guidelines on meeting new partners based on our research. At the end of the event we'll share contact info between partners who agree to that, and let you take it from there.
We’d love to do more! We just had to start somewhere. Sign up above and we’ll let you know as soon as we can make one happen in your area.