Our Team - Dedicated, adventurous people
Heather DavisOwner & Guide
Heather is the oil for our operation, she keeps things moving and people smiling, growing up with a team of brothers she can handle herself too. Heather can often be found with her nose in the flowers or fingers digging for rocks. She doesn't have to be the first up the slope, but she will be first to open the wine at the end of the day.Her biggest fear is the fear of failure.
Darren DavisGear Guy
Darren is the supportive husband. Mr. Reliable keeps our company on track, our gear clean and ready for each trip. He is secretly a biker dude and likes freedom of the open road. Any questions about technical gear can be answered by this handsome gent.
Rachel JamiesonWilderness First Aid Instructor
Rachel is an Advanced Care Paramedic working full time in the Crowsnest Pass. She is devoted to practicing paramedicine in remote and austere environments. Rachel has been a Lead Instructor for WMA since 2004. She teaches all levels of courses including WEMS, WALS, and WME. Rachel is an avid adventurer who has spent countless hours guiding multi-day whitewater adventures in remote areas of Ontario, Quebec, and the American Southwest. She also spent numerous years as a volunteer ski patroller at Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Today she can be found balancing the demands of pre-hospital care with healthy backcountry adventures: hiking, skiing, paddling, mountain biking and climbing in her beloved back-yard: the Canadian Rockies. Rachel thoroughly enjoys teaching and brings an infectious enthusiasm and energy to all her courses and students.
Uplift Adventures - Our Story
We pride ourselves in providing high quality outdoor experiences for people to enjoy. In order to do this, we review our values for each creation to ensure we stay true to what we believe in.
We value building an outdoor community. We believe in giving back to our community and supporting an outdoor community. We do this by looking for ways to provide inclusion, creating opportunities for all types of people, and supporting others.
We value environmental and historical conservation. This is and will always be high on our priority list. The founder of Uplift Adventures has a bachelor degree in Environmental Science and is always seeking innovative ways to support environmental stewardship. We are eager to collaborate, support, encourage, and give back to projects supporting our environment and history.
We value having a connection with our natural environment, and disconnecting from the stresses brought on by everyday pressures. We are constantly being faced with more and more challenges. This is why we support getting outside and being connected. It supports mental and physical health; and helps to inspire, create and heal.
We value building confidence in others to be outdoors. Confidence is difficult for some people as they navigate mountainous terrain. People who have suffered traumatic events, survived abuse, new to the mountains, or want to become more serious about mountain terrain; often lack confidence in themselves or want to improve their skills to accomplish bigger adventures. We offer outdoor courses to build on their confidence to make smart decisions while in the mountains.
The Crowsnest Pass
We are proud to call Crowsnest Pass, AB our home and humbled for it to be the location of our business. Crowsnest Pass is located 8km north of the Castle Park, 10 minutes from the BC border and about 1.5hr from Waterton National Park. Crowsnest Pass is a small community built up of five coal mining towns located in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta. Here, we are mainly surrounded by montane landscapes and vistas of the Canadian Rockies.