Our Tier 2 Bomber Mountain backpacking Adventure will take place deep within the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming. The dates of the Adventure are Thursday, August 4th (arrival) through Monday morning, August 8th (departure).This trip is only open to men who have already completed one of our Tier 1 Adventures.
Featuring breathtaking backcountry wilderness and culminating in the summitting of legendary Bomber Mountain, this exciting Adventure features powerful Tier 2 content that will help guide men deeper into the heart of God's transcendant vision for their lives. There are only 10 spots available for this trip, so you'll want to act fast! You can secure your spot by filling out the online registration form and submitting your payment.
The registration rate for this Adventure is $495. Registration will end on April 30, 2022.
Your registration cost includes campground accomodations, all camp meals (including campfire snacks), guided* backpacking adventure, and event registration.
Because of the strenuous nature of this trip, there are physical requirements that must be strictly adhered to in order to participate (look for the "Physical Fitness Requirements" section on this page). Backpacking and mountain climbing are not for the faint of heart.
Use the form on the Contact page if you have questions or need additional information. After registration, all pertinent, trip-related information will be sent to the registrant via email no later than 120 days prior to the start of the Adventure. We're super excited to have you join us on this Adventure!
The graph above illustrates how full the trip is, and how many Adventure slots are still open.
Curriculum - Tier 2 Difficulty - STRENUOUS Type - Backpacking Where? - Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming. (click for map) When? - August 4 - 8, 2021 How Much? - Registration rate is $495.Registration ends on April 30, 2022. Who? - This Tier 2 Adventure is only open to men who have already completed one of our Tier 1 Adventures.
We will begin our Bomber Mountain Adventure at West Tensleep Campground Overnight Parking Lot in the Big Horn National Forest. From there we will backpack into the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area and set up our base camps. From day two's base camp we will forge out on our conquest to summit Bomber Mountain to the crash site of the B-17 Flying Fortress. We will end our trip together back at the West Tensleep Campground area with our traditional Last Supper at Meadowlark Lodge and Tier 2 Ceremony on Sunday night. Continuing in our commitment to experiential learning, we have carefully chosen the various trailside classrooms in which we'll be conveying the exciting new Tier 2 content. Because of the unique nature of this trip, your gear, physical fitness, and level of personal preparedness will require more pre-trip attention than the Tier 1 trip(s) you have already participated in. We have provided more detail on these important areas below.
The following measurements are important when considering to participate in a trip of this magnitude:
Because of the strenuous nature of this trip, after registering, we require each registrant to undergo a physical fitness test to confirm their eligibility for this trip. Should a registrant not meet the physical fitness standards, their registration cost will be fully refunded. Additionally, a commitment to physical fitness by all participating parties will be necessary for the overall safety and enjoyment of the group. After passing the eligibility physical fitness test, each participant will be required to fulfill the time-bound physical conditioning regimen (shown below) in the months leading up to this trip. Failure to complete these required regimens will result in dismissal from the trip. (Before starting any exercise program, consult your physician.) Each participant will need to physically be able to carry their own gear for the duration of the Adventure. Serious Adventure requires serious preparation.
Required Eligibility Physical Fitness Test:
Required Physical Regimen:
Making sure you have the right backpack will be important! Everything you bring on this trip must fit inside your backpack.
Each participant's pack should have a capacity of at least 60L. Having enough space and understanding exactly how and what to pack will be crucial (we'll talk more about packing with registrants as the Adventure time draws nearer). Additionally, each participant will be asked to reserve 1/4 of their pack space to help haul group gear and food (approximately 8 lbs) to our base camp location.
We expect your final pack weight to be approximately 40 lbs. Finally, making sure that your pack is fitted to the specifications of your body is very important for your comfort and overall experience. READ THIS ARTICLE before making a purchase. Picking up a rain cover for your pack (or purchasing a pack that comes with one) would be a good idea.
Backpacking can introduce complexities when it comes to choosing a tent. Unlike drive-up camping, weight is an enormous concern when it comes to a tent. Luckily there are loads of lightweight, single or double options when it comes to backpack tenting. If you only own large, heavy tents, THIS ARTICLE will aid you in choosing a backpacking-friendly tent. Don't feel like you have to spend a ton of money on a tent, just make sure that it's lightweight, sturdy, and watertight - those are the things that will matter most out in the wilderness.
Here is a list of other gear that will play a vital role in your Bomber Mountain backpacking Adventure:
Registration Policy There is a $50 non-refundable processing and registration fee included in the cost of your Adventure/Campfire registration. Cancellation Policy We offer a full refund (minus the $50 processing and registration fee) to those who cancel anytime up until 120 days prior to the Adventure/Campfire. Due to the up-front costs involved in preparing for this trip, as well as the advance physical fitness requirements for attendees (which makes it difficult to replace late cancellations), cancellations that occur at, or within 120 days of the trip date are non-refundable. Due to the need for mutual commitment, this policy is extremely firm. When registering for one of our trips, each participant signs off that they've read and understood the above Cancellation Policy.
Let's not kid ourselves, we know that when it comes to the adventure of manhood, God is the greatest guide. There's no greater adventure than the journey towards the discovery of the man inside. God's formation of great leaders frequently led them outside - into the wilderness. Moses found himself and his God on the backside of nowhere. It was the God-ordained wilderness experience that inaugurated a young David into an influential king. Even Jesus launched his ministry immediately after a time in the wilderness. The bottom line: The wilderness makes you Man Up. As your Adventure Guides*, let us lead you into the wilderness on a similar journey into authentic Biblical manhood.
We've planned it, prayed over it, and set it up. Now all that's left is for you to make it happen! Click the button below to register! There are only 10 slots available for this Adventure! You can ensure your spot by filling out the registration form and by submitting your payment using the button below. This is where your Adventure begins!
* Man-Up Adventures does not provide liability or any kind of insurance for protection of individuals, groups, organizations, or others who may participate in a Man-Up Adventure.
In consideration for your participation in Man-Up Adventures, you hereby release and forever discharge Man-Up Adventures from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in Man-Up Adventures.
While we are very familiar with the geographical terrain that our group will be Adventuring over, We (Nathan & Galen & any other person representing Man Up Adventures in an official capacity) reserve the right to use the term "Guide" loosely. We are not associated with, nor do we represent, the State of Wyoming, Big Horn National Forest, or any of its entities, and are not registered outdoor "guides" with any lodge, company, or outfitting group.