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Cahill Sphall

Trip leader: Alps

Cahill calls Wheat Ridge, CO, home, and is joining Bold Earth for his first summer as a trip leader. During his time at the University of Oregon, Cahill was a rock climbing instructor and environmental educator; for the latter, he led trips to collect data and examine ecosystems in Willamette Valley. He’s also been a field leader, organizing backpacking trips for students; an archeological technician in Oregon’s Connley Caves; and a wrangler and guide in Jackson Hole, WY.

  • Education: University of Oregon; bachelor’s degree in biological and cultural anthropology
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder, lifeguard, open-water and advanced scuba, lifeguard
  • What was the last big trip you took? I visited some friends who are in the Peace Corps in Tanzania, and then traveled to Kenya to spend time conducting biological research with a childhood friend. After that, I cruised into Nepal where I spent 15 days hiking in the Himalayas. After much-needed rest and relaxation, I jumped onto a plane to go rock climbing in Thailand for a couple weeks, then took a trip to Australia! 
  • What excites you most about working for BE this summer? The chance to share the knowledge I have learned while also being open to learning as much as I can from young humans who are brave enough to venture out into this world!