What Is Outdoor Adventures?

Mission Statement

It is the mission of UAF Outdoor Adventures to promote and enable UAF students and affiliates to explore, discover, and understand the timeless beauty of wild Alaska.

The OA Stamp of Quality

The new Outdoor Adventures logo is not merely a new picture; it represents our continued promise of quality.   When you see this stamp you can be assured that you will receive superior products and services from us. Outdoor Adventures rents some of the best equipment avaliable, our courses are taught by qualified instructors and our student trip leaders are the best that UAF has to offer.  Keep an eye out for the Outdoor Adventures stamp of quality.

Outdoor Adventures Trips

Experienced university staff and student leaders lead trips throughout Alaska year round.  Become immersed in the many different ways to recreate in the immense Alaska backcountry.  Our trips vary in length from short half-day trips to seven days.  Summer trips include extended wilderness backpacks, day hikes, canoeing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and white water rafting!  In the winter, we offer the best snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog mushing, ice climbing, winter camping, and cabin trips!  We also offer a Wilderness Welcome Trip at the begining of the fall semester for incoming freshmen. Click here for upcoming trips and events.

 Equipment Rental

Alaska's challenging weather and environmental conditions require expensive high quality outdoor gear.  Outdoor Adventures is proud to offer a variety of high quality outdoor rental gear at inexpensive rates.  Click here to view equipment and rates.   We enable students to explore the immense Alaska Wilderness without spending thousands of dollars on Alaska worthy outdoor equipment.

Campus Activities And Events

Outdoor Adventures offers an increasing number of outdoor-related activities and events.  We help sponsor events such as the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Warren Miller Ski Movie, Teton Gravity Research Ski Movie, and the Annual Winter Gear Swap! We sponsor skill workshops such as cross country skiing, avalanche aweareness and others.

Academic Classes

Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.  Click HERE for more information  on classes. We also coordinate courses with other academic departments to ensure a good time and the safety of students in the wilderness, for classes such as Glaciology Field Methods or Introduction to Outdoor Photography.  We are always working to grow our course offerings and are open to suggestions.


The Outdoor Adventures program is committed to practicing and promoting outdoor safety.  We have an excellent safety record. Our trips allow UAF students and affiliates to safely explore Alaska in a "reduced risk" environment while learning or practicing outdoor skills and being safe in the backcountry.

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