adventure with alison

It’s a grand thing, to get leave to live.” – Nan Shepherd

hike blog: trek to K2 basecamp

Baltoro glacier, Karakorum, Pakistan

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson

audio blog: wild river afternoon


“Often the mountain gives itself most completely when I have no destination but have gone out merely to be with the mountain as one visits a friend, with no intention but to be with him.”    – Natalie Sudman

slide show: fifteen fourteeners, CO


If you’ve ever wanted to get up a mountain, see a waterfall, paddle with loons or sleep under the stars but felt you needed a helping hand, I’m your gal. I’ve had my toes in a lot of the natural world and would love to take you with me. Send me a note and share your next outdoor dream!

Alison Young in the clouds
Franconia Ridge, White Mountains, NH