Our Utah location offers not only our standard group classes and private trainings, but also adds Long-Range Total Emersion Expedition training options. Here you learn it all from driving to true field independence and self-reliance. In the past this is where we conduct the “next level” of training for our advanced clients (military teams, geo-exploration companies, relief agencies, and such), however UT is now our newest OEX branch offering all that our other branches offer. The base of operations is Salt Lake City, but the core training occurs in the field on public lands in Tooele and Utah Counties, west of the Uinta Mountain range. Although the normal curriculum is five days, clients have the option to sign up for as few or many days as they want with a minimum of two one (overnight). The OEX curriculum stays the same in that all of our fundamentals are covered but can also be taught on the move over the course of the duration of the trip. Our Utah routes cover up to 300 miles of Trails, intermittent obstacles, graded, double track, and unimproved dirt roads. We cover varying terrain that includes rock, low and high desert, sand dunes, and of course the seasonal mud and snow. Springtime and late fall weather conditions can change drastically and suddenly with temperatures plummeting from 65 to 35 degrees in minutes. If you chose expedition style training, you will have true overlanding in that we camp at a new location each night, must prep vehicles, must work in convoy, ….. one should be ready to bivouac in austere and primitive conditions…. Pre-plan your food, water, and fuel …. learn the art of packing and organizing your vehicle …prepping and outfitting with the necessary recovery gear and tools to sustain yourself on a longer off the grid trip.
We maintain a fleet of pre-positioned vehicles available to clients, but we recommend for civilian guests to run their own vehicles if adequately prepared. We can accommodate 3 to 7 vehicles on the western course and with advance scheduling may accommodate larger groups of client supplied vehicles. Along with Special Operations Military and the Adventurous civilians this course is perfect for clients such as Doctors Without Borders, On location Film crews, Academic field researchers, Environmental Research teams, Utility companies, or anyone requiring instruction and/or experience in a 4WD vehicular under Total Emersion Expedition circumstances.