Who We Are
Wilderness Way Adventures is a faith-based, Christ-centered, non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We combine survival and spiritual training hoping and praying our students will love nature and Jesus even more than they do now. Hometown, tailor-made survival programs are available upon request throughout North America. Just let us know what, when, and where you’d like to schedule training and we’ll provide the instructor. It really is that simple!
Mike Lowe has been learning and teaching survival skills professionally since 1980. He began his career as a survival instructor for the U.S. Air Force. He taught pilots and aircrew members how to survive behind enemy lines. In 1988 he launched Wilderness Way Adventures and has taught hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life. He has also served the Church as a youth and associate pastor. Mike holds an AA in Wilderness Survival, an AA in Search and Rescue, a BA in Pastoral Ministry, and a Master of Theology in Biblical Studies. He is a Rescue 3 International certified swift water and technical rope rescue technician and instructor as well as a certified Wilderness First Responder. In 2016 he was a participant on the History Channel’s hit series Alone Season 2. Mike is a Christian, a father, a grandfather, and a fan of his wife—Barbara (aka Most Lovely).
Mark Foster is a graduate of the Physician’s Assistant School at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a certified Rescue 3 instructor. Mark is a member of the local SAR team, is an active member of his church and is an avid rock and ice climber, river rafter, and canyoneer. He currently works in the Emergency Room of Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado.
Michael Duehrssen is an accomplished downhill skier, rock climber, and has summitted many of the world’s highest peaks. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University with a degree in medicine, specializing as an emergency medicine physician. He is a search and rescue technician and instructor, a volunteer firefighter, and has lectured extensively on wilderness medicine. Michael also served as Director of International Rescue and Relief at Union College.