OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

30+ years of building extraordinary outdoor experiences via unique accommodations and providing outstanding wilderness services.

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We are in the business of Mindful Outdoor Adventure & Recreation.

Some recreate to conquer while others recreate to be conquered. Central to everything we offer, from luxury camping to custom outdoor adventures, is the understanding of life as an interdependent phenomenon necessitating attentiveness, knowledge, respect and humility. Our greatest joy is in providing sustainable recreational experiences that not only yield momentary happiness but also lifelong insight and wisdom. We are driven by a passion to inspire others and offer soul moving experiences that change people’s lives and improve the world.

Locations
Potosi Hot Springs

A stunning one-of-a-kind mountain venue with cabins, creeks, peaks, and luxury tents; endless wilderness activities,  relaxation and rejuvenation possibilities. Located near the adventure epicenter of Bozeman, Montana and Yellowstone National park.

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A MONTANA BIODYNAMIC FARM EXPERIENCE

Food Forests, Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture. Heard of it? You will. Scientists, farmers, and people around the world are catching on. We are embarking on an expedition to create a small scale farm experience that embraces these principles and provide a legacy of abundance for generations to come. A place for education, experiential farm stays, and farm to fork nutrient dense food is our goal.

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Montana Food Forrest Farms
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Luxury Camping & Inspired Accommodations

Want to go Glamping on Mountain top in the remote wilderness or on a Caribbean beach? Done. Jungle canopy treehouses, earthships, permaculture farmstays spark any interest? We believe creating unique accommodations in the natural environment that inspire new pathways in thinking and creativity that excels the human spirit. We pioneered western luxury camping "Glamping" and look forward to setting the next trend.

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Wilderness Adventure, Corporate & Educational Programs

Our passions include unplugged off grid nature experiences, collecting pinecones, and chasing sunsets. We also build and manage massive corporate programs, wilderness schools, as well as create the ultimate intimate, private experience for those that desire something more on the extraordinary scale side of things. What experience are you seeking?

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Film, Photo, & Event Services

We provide a full range of production services. Major film and television experience includes: City Slickers 2, Godzilla, Survival of the Fittest, Conquer the Arctic, To the Ends of the Earth, and many more corporate clients. We are also passionate in partnering with smaller organizations to create meaningful documentaries such as Raising the Ghost, a short documentary that helped raise funds and inspires the restoration of wild steelhead habitat. Complimenting our film and photo services our events division facilitates rentals, catering, and specializes deploying professional event solutions in extreme environments in unique areas.

Venues, Adventure Properties, & Locations

Need a one of a kind film location or wedding spot on the top of a Mountain Peak like the one in the James Bond movie? We have you covered. Need a zipline installed over your crocodile inhabited wetland? We’ve done it. Treehouses, earthships, permaculture farms spark any interest? We also assist clients in their own unique land acquisitions, development and management. We can facilitate Flyovers, 4x4 or snow travel access, site analysis or consulting. If seeking a purchase or sell in Montana we have a licensed Realtor® on the team that can handle the transaction.

Our Story
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Founded in 1989 by Philip & Duran Atkins. Global began with an Adventure Travel office in Moab, Utah. Offerings included: Yurt to Yurt ski trips in the La Sal Mountains, a climbing school offering mountaineering in all parts of the world, white water rafting, kayaking and equipment rentals. From 1998 until 2003, Global was hired by Abercrombie & Kent Ltd. who had been providing adventure holidays since 1961 in 40 international offices (at the time, the company also had the honor of being named the “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel & Leisure).

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Philip was offered the position of Vice President, and later, President of Abercrombie & Kent American Adventures. Phil’s task was to create and develop new programs for North America as A&K moved into the new millennium.

In 2000 through 2018, Global returned to its roots and focused on Corporate Programming as well as Custom Luxury Camping Adventures located in some of the most spectacular and pristine backcountry areas of the American West. We have taught and operated activities left to wild imagination: climbing, rappelling, rafting, kayaking, off-road jeeping and motorcycling, ziplining, orienteering, geo-caching, archery, skeet shooting, tracking and calling, snowshoeing, skiing, avalanche awareness.

Since its inception, Global has offered services in Consulting, Corporate Development, Research and Development, Risk Recreation Management, Adventure Travel, Zip Lines, High Angle Rigging, and Film and Photo Production.

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Corporate and private clients of Global have included Disney, Altria, Abercrombie & Kent, International Management Group, Korman Marketing Group, Andrew Harper, and more. We have also had the privilege of creating private, one-of-a-kind vacations for several Top 5 individuals and Fortune 500 companies, as well as other elite clientele needing security, privacy, and, above all, confidentiality. Whether leasing a 20,000-acre ranch for a family reunion or film shoot, or developing once-in-a-lifetime adventures for corporations and individuals alike, adventure and mindful outdoor recreation is at the heart of Global Expeditions - both past and present.

Into the 2020’s, after many wonderful years, Phil & Duran are transitioning into a passive role and their son Kalen Higton is taking on leadership of the company. Since Global’s inception in 1989, Kalen has been deeply involved in the business and offers valuable expertise and knowledge though related ventures, such as partnering with Under Canvas in its grass-roots start-up phase; Under Canvas is now one of the most popular glamping brands in the world. Kalen also partnered to start up and operate Panama’s first island zipline canopy tour, Bastimento’s Sky, in Bocas Del Toro. As Global Expeditions enters into a new era the challenge will be identify and respond to new trends in the outdoor adventure industry, continue to develop the many wonderful relationships and partnerships Global has made throughout the years, and most importantly, inspire humans to better connect with Planet Earth. Overall, Global will continue to develop the future of travel and recreation while sustainably balancing the earth’s needs.