We know we’re making some pretty large statements, but we promise we can back them up. Check out what past participants have said about our events and the impact their experiences with us have had on their lives. We’re in the business of helping humans be more human, and nothing speaks louder than real human experience.
Catamount events are for people who know the only reward for great work is more work; these people love that. If you participate in a Catamount event you're guaranteed to learn what aspects of yourself are most in need of improvement. If you compete in a Catamount event you're guaranteed to learn how to confront challenge with maximum levels of effort and patience. In either case you will be surrounded by people pushing past "good enough" to find their absolute best. I leave each race with renewed gratitude for God's creation, a thankfulness for relationships, and a plan to train my weaknesses. Join us! ~ Hannah Huddleston
"The week with Catamount Expeditions in Iceland was a trip of a lifetime. This was my first experience with the group and honestly I was a bit nervous. New country, people I hadn’t met before, the idea of hiking up to 20 miles a day, and all off grid….yikes! That feeling didn’t last long. Upon arrival it was immediately clear how epic the week would be. With spectacular scenery at every turn, we hiked glaciers, mountains, lava formations and black sand beaches. We experienced hot springs, beautiful fjords, glacier-fed rivers and waterfalls, and even some homemade cuisine. The hikes were challenging, terrain beautifully rustic and all with an incredible group of people. These people made the week in this stunning place even better than I could have imagined. I am so grateful to our fearless leaders and every one of the participants. Thank you for the amazing experience – can’t wait for the next adventure!" ~ Natalie Gardner
The Winter Catamount Games 2016 were by far the best, most challenging event I have competed in as an athlete. Within these events and expeditions are physical, mental, and emotional challenges that will make you find and then redefine what you previously thought were your limits. As the wife of a combat veteran, I have the utmost trust and respect for the men that lead these groups. These expeditions and events are not for your coordinated workout gear to complete a 10 minute AMRAP. These are no stop strategic strength, endurance, and skill-building adventures that require you to dig deep, suck it up, tough it out, and find a new appreciation for what is around you. Without question, there are skills you can only test and learn under such circumstances. At the end of the weekend, I was elated to realize what I was capable of physically, mentally, and emotionally. I had used every muscle in my body to rise to the challenges set before us. I recommend these events to any person who wants a challenge. I think someone who could not complete such a task may not, in fact, be the athlete they believe themselves to be. " - Ellen Casale
"My experience with Catamount has impacted my life more than I could of ever imagined. I learned a lot about who I am and who I want to be. Finishing my first Catamount was an emotional experience that showed me how strong I can be and how much improvement I needed to make. Each event offers an opportunity to discover yourself and meet like-minded individuals. I don't know what I do without the Catamount crew or coach Darrin. Our recent trip to Iceland was a once in a lifetime trip that exposed me to so many new experiences and gave me an opportunity to get close with an amazing group of people." ~Alexandra Colclough
"The camaraderie among all of us made for such a great feeling. I enjoyed this experience; it broadened my horizon a great deal, and I hope I’m fortunate enough to do another Catamount event in the future." ~ Jennifer Marciante
"It’s hard to put Catamount Games into a box. Is it physical? Mental? Spiritual? I’ve done several different endurance style events and have been an avid outdoorsman most of my life. I signed up for the games not knowing what to fully expect. Honestly, I underestimated it. I didn’t show up in peak physical condition and I knew right off the bat that I was out of my depth. There were a lot of really tough competitors. Fortunately (or possibly unfortunately) I had a long walk in the first couple hours, under heavy weight, to find my drive. Quitting never crossed my mind. I had to dig deep and face a lot of pain. In the process I amazed myself of what exactly I was capable of. Except fractions, still can’t do fractions. I found solace in the pain, God in the beautiful hills of Kentucky, and myself somewhere over the miles. If you think you’re “ready” for Catamount, you’re not. If you think you’ll be ready, you won’t. Just sign up, show up, and keep going. Even when it hurts, because it will. You’ll be amazed at the person crossing the finish line." ~ Robert Groves