Brian Philips spends four months of his year guiding trips in the backcountry. While his wilderness certification explains the bear-tracking and berry-picking, it doesn't explain why he's been voted Best Guide again this year.
It must have something to do with the fact that he sleeps outdoors nine months of the year; refuses to seek medical (or professional) help; and, nonetheless, keeps his wife, Katy, smiling.
Brian, who appreciates northern Minnesota for its warmth, works with Outbound—Duluth's leader in rugged travel.
Whether you prefer a mountainside whiteout or a dreamy day-hike, Brian makes the wild feel mild. Join him—but not for nine months!
Brian is a licensed guide with WSR, WFR, WTT, and BPF certifications.