What we're about

Are you a seeker of adventure? Do you daydream of the great outdoors? Is your soul itching for a wild wilderness immersion experience? Are you longing for crisp mountain air, meandering mountain streams and the sounds of silence? Or do you have a longing to experience outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, or exploring the winter landscape with snowshoes and crampons?

Well, you’ve found the right place to quench your thirst, to satisfy that urge, to expand your comfort zone and to reconnect or deepen your connection with nature and to do it with a diverse community of like-minded people. We offer outdoor rock climbing and rappelling adventures (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Outdoor%20Rock%20Climbing), flat water kayaking trips (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Kayaking), winter waterfall exploration hikes (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Winter%20Waterfall%20Ice%20Hiking), snowshoeing trips, white water rafting trips, and other exciting adventures. We're a group of outdoor adventure enthusiasts who love to explore Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, as well as other out-of-state destinations.

We are so honored to have Valley to Summit, LLC ("VTS") as the sponsor of this Meetup group. VTS is the region's premier outdoor guiding company that facilitates fun, authentic, instructional and recreational outdoor adventure experiences. All meetups are trips that VTS offers to the general public and are generly not exclusive to this meetup group.

They operate mostly in eastern Pennsylvania and facilitate the following adventures:

• guided rock climbing and rappelling trips

• technical climbing instructional courses

• whitewater rafting

• recreational kayaking

• winter waterfall ice hiking

• snowshoeing

VTS is mobile, without a storefront or home base, so they meet clients at the various trip locations. VTS hopes to help bridge the gap between people and nature by making authentic outdoor adventure accessible to all people.

To learn more about Valley to Summit, be sure to visit them at:

Website: http://valleytosummit.com (http://www.valleytosummit.com/)

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Phone/Fax: 215-543-6171

Email: Info@ValleyTosSummit.com

Statement from Valley to Summit, LLC:

We have attracted a dedicated group of outdoor professionals to assist and guide us in our journeys. All trip leaders are at least certified in wilderness first aid or as wilderness first responders. We also have guides who are certified by the America Mountain Guiding Association as Single Pitch Rock Instructors and guides with decades of experience in their respective skills. Still others have relevant water-based certifications from the American Canoe Association. And many are either Leave No Trace Master Educators or Trainers. VTS carries insurance and, where required, operates under permits.

Mother Nature gifted our region with a plethora of unique outdoor recreation opportunities. We offer the adventurous soul who is seeking an escape from the daily grind many options to get out there. Our goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor adventure experiences.

Upcoming events (3)

OUTDOOR RAPPELLING ADVENTURE - RALPH STOVER

High Rocks Vista Parking lot

$55.00

This trip is awesome and will put you on the edge of your comfort zone! We spend the day rappelling in a beautiful gorge along a horseshoe bend in the Thicken Creek in the High Rocks section of Ralph Stover State Park located in Bucks County, PA. The main attraction is rappelling a 100 ft rock face that offers great views of Tohicken Creek and the surrounding forest. A great spot for rappelling! Valley to Summit (https://www.valleytosummit.com/outdoor-rappelling), the region's guided wilderness adventure company, is offering this awesome Outdoor Rappelling Adventure trip for $55 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please call or text Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked]. The outdoor rappelling adventures are designed for you to have a fun, memorable and heart-pounding outdoor experience. These trips are for all people; there is no better icebreaker for beginners then inching to the lip of the ledge and taking that final step over to begin your rappel. The day begins with on-the-ground review of climbing gear and rappelling techniques and risk management considerations. The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with ample time to rappel and for individualized instruction. Generally, each person can rappel at least 3 times. We start on top of the cliff and then you rappel down. To get back up to the rappel, you have to hike up a hill. So you can generally rappel as many times as you want to hike back up the hill! VTS provides all the gear: harnesses, helmets, ropes and hardware. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Online Booking Instructions: 1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/outdoor-rappelling 2. Click the "Book Now" button and choose Ralph Stover option 3. Select desired Date and Time 4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons 5. Enter Contact Information 6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down) 7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted) 8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button 9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information 10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - RALPH STOVER

High Rocks Vista Parking lot

$70.00

Valley to Summit (https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing), the region's guided wilderness adventure company, is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $70 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please call or text Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked]. We spend the day in a beautiful gorge along a horseshoe bend in the Tohickon Creek in the High Rocks section of Ralph Stover State Park located in Bucks County, PA. The rock raises 200 ft offering great views of Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest. The exposed climbing faces that we climb rang from 40ft to 100ft high and have over 100 climbing routes of all levels. Our professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. The goal is to facilitate a fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor rock climbing experience. The Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip is designed for first time climbers (no indoor or outdoor experience) and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to climbing on real rock in the great outdoors. The Intro trips are also good for intermediate climbers as the guides setup a multitude of easy, medium and hard climbs. The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction. The guides will review: - Belay Instruction - Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.) - Body Movement - Tying into the rope using a figure-eight on a follow-through knot. - Climber and Belayer Safety Checks - Climbing Techniques - Communication Calls - Foot Positioning: Smears, Edging - Use of Hand Holds: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets - Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing - Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations You will have ample opportunity to put to practice your newly acquired skills as you top-rope climb cliffs of various heights on a multitude of routes with unique rock types and features. ___________________________________________________ Online Booking Instructions: 1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing 2. Click the "Book Now" button and choose Ralph Stover option 3. Select desired Date and Time 4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons 5. Enter Contact Information 6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down) 7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted) 8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button 9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information 10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

BIRDSBORO - INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Birdsboro Climbing Quarry

$70.00

Valley to Summit (https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing), the region's guided wilderness adventure company, is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $70 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please call or text Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked]. We spend the day at Birdsboro Rock Quarry, a local climbing crag that was once a quarry and is now a climbing destination in Berks County, PA with well over 100 routes that range in difficulty and height. There is a short 15 minute walk to the climbing area. Our professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. The goal is to facilitate a fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor rock climbing experience. The Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip is designed for first time climbers (no indoor or outdoor experience) and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to climbing on real rock in the great outdoors. The Intro trips are also good for intermediate climbers as the guides setup a multitude of easy, medium and hard climbs. The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction. The guides will review: - Belay Instruction - Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.) - Body Movement - Tying into the rope using a figure-eight on a follow-through knot. - Climber and Belayer Safety Checks - Climbing Techniques - Communication Calls - Foot Positioning: Smears, Edging - Use of Hand Holds: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets - Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing - Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations You will have ample opportunity to put to practice your newly acquired skills as you top-rope climb cliffs of various heights on a multitude of routes with unique rock types and features. _______________________________________________________________________ Online Booking Instructions: 1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing 2. Click the "Book Now" button and choose Birdsboro option 3. Select desired Date and Time 4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons 5. Enter Contact Information 6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down) 7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted) 8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button 9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information 10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

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