Our History

Global Expeditions, Inc. is a family business that works with a small group of professionals who enjoy sharing their love and sense of adventure with our clients. We believe that wilderness and the solitude it offers is a sacred and nourishing necessity.

Global was created and grew out of a passion to enjoy the wilderness and to maintain the traditions of professional guiding in all environments. Our approach is one of educated respect, patience, awareness, and responsiveness to each unique setting. We are dedicated to enjoying the outdoors in a safe and responsible manner by combining our wealth of experience and seasoned knowledge to provide our guests with an experience dedicated to the discovery of their own personal dream of adventure and solitude.

Global Expeditions, Inc. is a privately owned Corporation founded in 1989 by Philip Atkins. Since its inception, we have offered services in Consulting, Corporate Development, Research and Development, Risk Recreation Management, Adventure Travel, Zip Lines, High Angle Rigging, and Film and Photo Production. We have had the privilege of creating one-of-a-kind, private vacations for several top 5 individuals and companies of the Fortune 500 and other elite clientele needing security, privacy, and above all confidentiality.

Global began with an Adventure Travel office in Moab, Utah. Offerings included: Yurt to Yurt ski trips in the La Sal Mountains, a climbing school offering mountaineering in all parts of the world, white water rafting, kayaking and equipment rentals. Our Corporate clients have included Disney, Altria, Abercrombie & Kent, International Management Group, Korman Marketing Group, Andrew Harper and more.

Our film and photo work includes: Cowboy shoots; Conquer the Arctic Competition, filmed 350 miles into the arctic circle and televised in the early 90's on ESPN 2 and its equivalent network in Europe; and, “To The Ends of the Earth” about Africa, on USA network in 1994. Our production services include leading commercial and motion picture films, including City Slickers II and Geronimo. We have been able to stay at the forefront of these cutting edge projects in part because of our industry contacts and our dedication to excellence and professionalism.

From 1998 until 2003, Global was hired by Abercrombie & Kent Ltd., who had been providing adventure holidays since 1961 in 40 international offices, and who at the time had the honor of being named the “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel & Leisure. Philip was offered the position of Vice President, and later, President of Abercrombie & Kent American Adventures. Phil’s task was to create and develop new programs for North America as A&K moved into the new millennium.

In 2003, Global returned to it’s roots and is now focusing on Corporate Programming, as well as our signature Luxury Camping Adventures located in some of the most spectacular and pristine backcountry areas of the American West. Philip is still creating adventure, whether it is leasing a 20,000-acre ranch for a family reunion camp, or film shoot, or developing once in a lifetime adventures for corporations and individuals alike. Activities we have designed taught and operated are as varied as a wild imagination: Climbing, rappelling, rafting, kayaking, off-road jeeping and motorcycling, ziplining, orienteering, geo-caching, archery, skeet shooting, tracking and calling, snowshoeing, skiing, avalanche awareness….you dream it, we make it happen!

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