About Odyssey Adventures for Women
Our Approach at Odyssey
Have you ever wanted to do something adventurous or a “first time ever,” but you’re not quite sure how to get started ? Odyssey, we are all about first steps; we will get you started on the path of outdoor adventure by introducing you to the outdoors in a safe, comfortable, women-only environment.
We take a hands on approach in teaching outdoor basics such as starter cross country ski lessons, snow shoeing, footwear and clothing, choosing the right equipment for you, what to pack for a hike and so on. We even provide guidance on fitness preparation and, when we take you out on an adventure, we make sure that noone gets left behind.
Our adventures, workshops, and lessons are meant to inspire, empower, uplift, and invigorate women. These adventures are for you, no matter who you are, because we all have a wee spark that yearns for a bit of adventure.
Kelly Sloan has been leading groups and teaching mountain activities for 20 years as a member of an Alberta Mountain Club. She is certified as a Professional Interpretive Guide, certified in advanced wilderness first aid, and has several other safety, rescue, and interpretive courses.
Her outdoor experience spans many different adventure activities including backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering, winter ski touring and ski mountaineering, blue water sailing, scuba diving, mountain biking, cycle touring, paddling, and horseback riding.
Kelly Sloan's outdoor and adventure travel has taken her to many places around the world including the Cordillera Blanca Range in Peru, the Scottish Outer Hebrides and Highlands, North-west England Cumbrian Mountains, the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia in North Wales, the British Virgin Islands, East Greenland coastal mountains, Joshua Tree, Alaska, the Yukon, Canadian Rockies in Alberta and B.C., the Long Range Mountains of Newfoundland’s Gros Morne, and numerous Canadian west coast islands.
Adventure is in Kelly's DNA and she founded Odyssey in order to introduce other women to outdoor adventure. Before starting Odyssey, Kelly worked as a CEO for twenty years including ten years with a feminist women’s organization. She specializes in women’s empowerment and watching nature newcomers find joy and peace by having fun in the outdoors.