Beaver County Hike

Podcast: Wild Sage Mountain Guides — Backpacking Guides for Women

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 4 Episode 17)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

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This episode features a conversation with Marla Gutmann, a trained mechanical engineer, outdoors enthusiast, nature lover, and one of the co-founders of Wild Sage Mountain Guides, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. 

Wild Sage Mountain Guides is a Utah backcountry guide business founded by women for women backpackers. Gutmann shares her inspiration for starting the women-owned company alongside her co-founders, the importance of recreating responsibly and leaving no trace behind. She also highlights the lessons learned since starting the company, such as obtaining permits, insurance, and other business establishment requirements. Gutmann explains what the most popular flagship trip entails, why her clients should feel safe and secure with expeditions led by Wild Sage Mountain Guides, her favorite Utah outdoor experience, and much more.