What We Do
Live Out Loud Adventures (LOLA) is an adventure-based company inspiring adults and youth to live intentionally through exhilarating outdoor experiences in Canada and around the world.
The Live Out Loud Adventures Difference
Live Out Loud Adventures’ mission is to facilitate empowering out-of-door experiences that connect people with something greater than the experience itself. Whether you climb an African mountain, canoe a rushing river, or hike through a lush rainforest, Live Out Loud Adventures offers you the chance to reconnect with the natural environment, with yourself and with others.
On all Live Out Loud Adventures trips we practice “Leave No Trace” principles. We are committed to ecologically sensitive, low-impact adventures in each of the destinations we visit. Through cultural awareness and connections with local outfitters and partners (who provide us with in-country logistical support) we have established goodwill and long-term relationships. Our partners care about your experience, and are eager to share their cultures with you and draw you into their world.
Live Out Loud Adventures is owned and operated by Alison Wiley and Angus Murray.
Alison Wiley is a Stanford University graduate with an MBA from the University of Toronto. A world-class athlete and Live Out Loud Adventures’ personal fitness trainer, Alison won the silver medal for Canada in the World Cross Country championships in 1983. She currently competes in triathlons and finished in 4th place at the 2011 and 2012 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships.
Alison has led LOLA treks in Africa, South America and Canada and guided climbers to the top of Kilimanjaro for eight years. She is also the founding president of Friends of Amani Canada, a charitable organization that supports the efforts of the Amani Children’s Home in Moshi, Tanzania. Alison is a qualified WAFA guide having recertified her medical training with the Wilderness Medical Associates International in April 2015.
Angus Murray is an accomplished outdoor educator and guide and has guided expeditions throughout North America, and in Africa, South America and Europe. He has been working in the outdoor industry for the past 30 years. Angus is the past Director of Outdoor Education at Rosseau Lake College and Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School.
On May 21, 2008, Angus was the 50th Canadian to summit Mt. Everest! Angus has spoken about his Everest experience at numerous schools and organizations since his successful climb in 2008, earning him the reputation as not only an accomplished climber but a highly engaging motivational speaker.
Angus is on his way to completing the seven summits (the highest mountains of each of the seven continents), having successfully climbed 5 of these mountains to date.
John Terry climbed his first mountain in Garibaldi Park in British Columbia when he was five years old and, ever since, prefers to look up rather than back. He has guided for Live Out Loud Adventures in Africa, and scaled the highest – and possibly coldest – peak in North America (Mt. Denali in Alaska), climbed the highest summits in the Rockies, gone on solo climbs in South America, and climbed with mates in France, Bali and Borneo. He has also completed that hard-core New Zealand invention, the Coast to Coast race, which requires cycling, mountain climbing and white water kayaking across NZ’s South Island.
John can be found in all seasons in the wilderness, paddling, biking or skiing, and thrives on introducing people to unexpected pleasures in the outdoors, including polar bear swims and snowshoe treks under the full moon. When not outdoors, he practices law based in Toronto, specialising in litigating high-profile public, human rights and international disputes.
Dr. Kate Wiley is a Family Physician currently practicing Sports Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. She is an avid outdoors woman who enjoys the back country of the Canadian Rockies for running, hiking, camping, and cross country skiing. She is a previous competitive runner, competing for Harvard University in the 1980s in both Cross Country Running and Track and Field.
Kate has been involved with LOLA for many years, first as a member of the 2008 team that summited Kilimanjaro, then as a west coast trail hiker in 2011, and most recently as a member of the first LOLA team to hike Everest Base Camp in 2013. She loves the journey that the LOLA trips embrace.