Sojourney Expeditions provides life changing adventure...
...exploring the mountains and rivers of Big Bend National Park and Moab, Utah. On these trips, we provide once-in-alifetime, customized experiences that awaken the soul, create a rhythm of retreating, and redefine life views. We believe the wilderness brings a slower pace and a vulnerability that can spark transformation We have found these spaces to provide a unique “reset” opportunity for groups to emerge rejuvenated and inspired.
For Founder, Carl Cooper, it took a trip to Mount Everest's Base Camp in 2010 to spark the idea for Sojourney Expeditions. Everest challenged his emotional, physical, and spiritual being and tested Carl's idea of what life was intended to be.
Carl has always been passionate about the outdoors, often spending lengthy portions of his summers in Colorado or escaping to his family's ranch in Central Texas. He is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a degree in Leadership Development.
Rafting trips on the Nile River and through the Grand Canyon awakened him to the power of adventure and the life change that could take place when people tested their limits in the wilderness. Carl has nearly a decade of experience leading diverse groups of people on outdoor expeditions. He is certified in wilderness medicine, has professionally guided white water rafting, backpacking, and rock climbing trips, and continues to adventure as a hobby in his spare time.
Carl's second passion is exploring the stories of those around him. To him, there is power in connecting through shared experiences. Carl and his wife, Alissa, now reside in Austin, Texas, where they are heavily involved in Young Life, a Christian non-profit organization.
“I am not a great camper, but Carl and his team removed everything we all hate about camping so that we could focus on the parts we love. His attention to detail, and preparation made my experience life-changing.”
— Michael from Austin, Texas