Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Evan Clapper

Operations Manager, Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Evan fell in love with moving over stone as a child in North Carolina. After attending high school in Vermont, he quickly moved west to Colorado and earned his first degree in Outdoor Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, logging many days in the mountains in the process. He joined the Cliffs and Canyons team in 2014 with over a decade and a half of demonstrated field-based expertise in leading, directing, and caring for small groups in wilderness settings. His thorough experience shaped his proven ability to maintain high safety standards under constantly changing and difficult circumstances. He has managed and directed every sort of outdoor program from therapeutic wilderness programs to high-end luxury resort adventures.

Evan is an AMGA certified climbing instructor as well as a ski guide aspirant. He spent time as an EMT in Moab, is part of Grand County’s Search and Rescue Winter Rescue Team, and even found time to attend Colorado Mesa University and earn a second degree in Environmental Science.
He has spent over a thousand days in the field and has climbed and snowboarded peaks in the Andes, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Canada and Alaska, including Denali. Evan is always excited to be playing outdoors and truly strives to provide our guests with their best adventure ever.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • Completed AMGA Ski Mountaineering Course 2015
  • AIARE Level 2 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • Open Water Diver (Scuba School International)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)
  • LNT Trainer (Leave No Trace)