Anderson and Mattson met through gymnastics competitions in their late teens and instantly bonded because of their similarly adventurous personalities. From chasing girls at the club on the weekend, to getting into trouble elsewhere, they were always on the same page. Their shared passion for the outdoors inspired hiking trips to the Rocky Mountains and adventure filled vacations to Hawaii. During these excursions, Anderson and Mattson struggled to find reliable information on the best hikes and adventures to do, and how to go about doing them. Through online research, they could easily find videos of amazing locations on YouTube, but couldn’t find any detailed information or tips on how to get there. Most available guide books were hard to interpret, vague, and often out of date. It turned out finding an off the beaten track adventure required a lot of online research and you still weren’t sure exactly what you were getting yourself into. Anderson and Mattson thought that others may be facing the same problem as them and this triggered the idea to start Epic Trip Adventures (ETA).
ETA is a website intended for adventurers who are passionate about the outdoors but have less experience than the Bear Grylls and Les Stroud’s of the world. Through ETA, Anderson and Mattson want to share their passion for adventure through video, and encourage others to explore. ETA wants to present their followers with a library of adventure videos and associated guides so that they can choose the experience that is right for them and easily download the information they need.
Anderson and Mattson are passionate about ETA, and will continue to build and share their experience and knowledge by exploring the world. They are committed to getting out into the wild and sharing the highs and lows of their successes and failures.
“We’ll get lost, so you don’t have to!”
ETA started in the summer of 2016 and is steadily increasing the size of its adventure library. ETA will continue to grow to reach adventurers with different interests and varying levels of outdoor experience and fitness. The site will be ramping up in 2017 to include adventures from locations across North America. The goal is to post a new adventure every week by summer 2017. Join the adventure by following our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.