Beyond the Mountain
Beyond the Mountain furthers the mission of the RKMP by leading
domestic and international wilderness trips that introduce students to
environments outside of our local landscape here in the northeastern
For example, a trip to Shipasbamba, Peru emerges students into a
culture that uses their resources very differently than ours. Trips to
the Florida Everglades or the Moab Desert offer students new ecosystems
to explore. A trip to climb Chimborazo in Ecuador or Kilimanjaro in
Tanzania challenges students' strength and endurance.
Generally, a student need not have any wilderness experience to go on a
trip, and most of the needed equipment is provided by the RKMP. The
trips vary according to the interests of the student body. Ultimately,
this program gives students memorable experiences by exposing them to
uncertain outcomes and acceptable risks through the exploration of
exciting, yet unfamiliar cultures and environments.