There is a reason that thousands of tourists flock to Northwest Montana during the summer time, and it is not just about Glacier National Park! Summer in and around Flathead Valley provides some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities around. While Challenge Trips at Summit Prep often occur in beautiful places, the destinations students travel to for their summer Challenge Trips are unbeatable.
Team Platinum experienced this at Kootenai Cabinet Range in a trip designed as a 4 day, 30 mile, 8000 vertical ft cumulative elevation backpacking adventure. The intention was to challenge a very physically capable group of young men and some not so young anymore staff! While there was an abundance of physical and emotional challenges on the trip, the team of young men worked and pulled together. All of them pushed through pain and discomfort, and some of them went above and beyond in taking extra burdens on with a smile and a willing heart. That is what makes a truly successful and awesome Summit challenge trip!