About Wilderness Trips 2021-06-21T21:01:20+00:00



Wilderness Trips

Trips are but a portion of a successful Project Forty experience, ranging from long rock or ice climbing weekends, to multi-week expeditions to climb the mountains in British Columbia.  Students may join in a Project Forty initiated adventure or experience a customized trip through a local church or ministry.  The trips act as catalysts for students to have more meaningful relationships with Christ and with adult trip leaders who’ve been discipling them on their journey.  These trips are essential to the overall mission that Project Forty believes will eternally impact lives of students and leaders alike, as they experience Creation up close and personal.

Spring/Fall Trips

Spring and fall blanket the landscape with the most colorful leaves, the rock is not too hot, not too cold, and the bugs are mostly kept at bay. The Red River Gorge houses an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, amphitheaters and natural bridges that are unmatched east of the Mississippi. Experience the challenge of rock climbing, backpacking and learning the “how to’s” of wilderness travel in this four-day adventure that will turn your world upside down. These trips are packed full of personal challenge, critical group decision making, and immersing yourself in the thick of the Kentucky’s best kept secret!


Winter Trips

Winter is an excellent time to go out for a long weekend and discover the beauty of God’s icy wonderland.  I know you may be thinking, “You’re crazy to camp in the snow!” but let me assure you that proper gear is everything and in all my years of winter camping I’ve never lost a toe to frostbite.  Project Forty guides practice no trace camping and take every precaution to keep participants safe, yet still experiencing a challenging environment that will reveal your true character.  Scary?  Absolutely, but once you snowshoe into this unimaginable landscape, climb frozen waterfalls, and cozy into the thickest sleeping bag you’ve ever seen; you’ll agree that it’s worth the risk.  Go where few men dare to travel and capture a moment you’ll never forget!


Summer Expeditions

British Columbia.  That’s all that needs to be said really. Seven days of legit mountaineering; complete with glacier travel, climbing/rappelling, back country travel and the best views shy of the Himalayas!  This is a trip that you don’t want to miss and is worth the time, money and preparation.  Challenge your personal physical fitness and character, then walk away with relationships that will far outlast the adventure.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to make lasting bonds, see the world from the mountain-top, and rise above what you thought you could never accomplish.  If you can climb a mountain, you can surmount any obstacle that crosses your path and I know you can do it!  But do you know you can?  Get to BC and discover your true potential!


Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

We long for community in our lives because the need for relationships is woven into the fabric of our DNA.

Jim Stump

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis