To Risk Trying and Possibly Falling Short, or to Risk Regret From Not Trying at All!
Which is the Better Risk?
To experience the journey uncompromised, to grow beyond self-imposed limits, to test ourselves and surprise ourselves – and ultimately, to revel in a moment that few will ever know, this is what inspires the people at Wildfire Expeditions. We are committed to being in service to those who enjoy the outdoors, takes a bit of risk and experience the gratification of a job well done.
Our Passion is to uncover the bounds of human endeavor. From ocean bed to snowy peaks and everything in between, Wildfire aspires to the Extraordinary. We listen to your dreams and ask What is keeping you from them?
At Wildfire, we believe anyone and everyone has the ability to surpass their perceived limits and surprise themselves. With instructors and outdoor experience across multiple disciplines, Wildfire will organize logistics, prepare you mentally and physically and be with you every step of the way.
Live your life with passion!
Patrick Billings – Founder, Director, Expedition Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been doing outdoor activities solo since my early adulthood. Usually when I get involved in a hobby or sport, I don’t let go until I achieve a high level and understanding of the sport. I got my scuba instructors in 2001. I have been doing trips into the wild, the off the beaten path trips for most of my life. I learned to repel and climb at a young age and have always enjoyed camping and backpacking. Over the 20+ years, I have gotten involved in alpine style mountaineering.
With certifications in mountaineering, and instructor certifications in lead climbing, and repelling (abseiling), I enjoy sharing or knowledge and teaching to those who have a passion for outdoors. Now I am working on completing the outdoor wilderness leadership program. People have always heard of my trips, and spoke with envy that they wanted to try such things but didn’t know how. This has inspired me to move to open this company. The Wildfire Expedition Company or “Wildfire Expeditions”
Phil Voss – Operations, MSDT, Expedition Lead: email@example.com
Born and raised in North Carolina, I was always climbing trees, exploring on my grandmother’s farm, and loved the outdoors. Moving to Colorado enhanced my love for the outdoors even more, especially for snowboarding in winter, with hiking, team sports, and 4-wheel drive camping in summer, and live music anytime!
I took up snowboarding in 1996, and within a couple of years wanted to do more adventurous terrain, so began hiking above the ski resorts for the best runs. Travel is a passion that has been fueled by trips to Alaska for heli-boarding, South America for 6-months backpacking, and the recent journey that began when I quit my job and left the US in 2012. I became a dive instructor in 2013 on Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, and am currently managing an eco-resort in Honduras. Next stop…join me to find out!
Michael Blankson – Master Fun Consultant: Michael@wildfirexpeditions.com
Being born in Ghana, West Africa my life has always been about the outdoors and togetherness. I am from a large family where being organised and making a situation fun and enjoyable is essential. This is also evident in my personality. But what takes me further from this this was my love for exploration. At the age of 6 I spent 2 weeks in the Congolese rainforest on a camping trip with my father which changed my views on wildlife forever. Animals and nature have always been a part of me and thus continued to extend this to working as a translator in Accra Zoo, Ghana during 2 gap years. Informing customers of the different species within the zoo.
From this point I knew my life had to be spent outdoors and decided to go travelling around the world which was only stopped short with the opportunity to work in Singapore. Whilst in Singapore, I have pushed to achieve my dreams of travelling and have visited may countries within Asia, ensuring that the trip was with a unique twist. From organising 12 pax around Sri Lanka in a self-driven van to trekking the Annapurna range in the Himalayas. My love for photography allows me to document and effectively market my trips well for friends and friends of friends to view. The questions are always asked, “Wow, your pics look amazing. I would have loved to go there with you. When is the next one”…. It became obvious that being a part of Wildfire Expeditions was only going to make my dream come true.
Xiangyun (XY) Tan – Risk Consultant : firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing up in a tiny, busy island city-state, I have had a burning desire to discover the world ever since I can remember. Lucky to be taken gallivanting from a young age, I fell in love with the remote natural environment in vast, rugged Patagonia. Mountains and ocean have been my stomping grounds since. The more I experienced, the further I wanted to go. I want to bring more people on that journey because some moments are better when shared.
Meiqi Liu – Senior Travel Consultant, Trekking Lead, Lead Rock Climbing Guide: Meiqi@wildfirexpeditions.com
I have always been someone who loves to challenge myself and pushing myself to the limits as I know I have more to give. That is how I first got into marathon running over 10 years ago and am still doing this on an annual basis, proving mind over body prevails.
Being from Singapore, I began escaping to Nepal with friends at a young age. I fell in love with the mountains, hiking, trekking, camping, and all that nature has to offer. Hiking is not entirely about summiting the peak, it is also about enjoying the process with either with like-minded friends, or with the joy of being by yourself. With the lack of mountains in Singapore, I got into sport climbing, but always striving for ways to take these skills outdoors. Looking at how “graceful” climbers are on the wall really inspired me.
Since then, I have been travelling different countries, taking on the edge of adventure climbing. Traditional rock climbing with no placed safety, and finding the route yourself. This is the purest form of rock climbing and I love it! I love sharing my experiences and bringing people to challenge themselves on this journey.
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves…”