What We Do
Live Out Loud Adventures (LOLA) is an adventure-based, experiential education company inspiring adults and youth to live intentionally through purposeful outdoor experiences in Canada and around the world.
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, and to reach out to other communities through fundraising and service initiatives.
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, Angus Murray and Sarah Wiley.
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 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships. Alison has led several LOLA treks in Africa and South America. She is also president of Friends of Amani Canada, a charitable organization that supports the efforts of the Amani Children's Home in Moshi, Tanzania. The Amani Children's Home provides a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow and learn. It is the beneficiary of our Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs. Alison offers coaching services to LOLA participants and other interested individuals.
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.
Sarah Wiley has a 20-year background in outdoor and experiential education working with not-for-profit organizations and in senior administrative roles in educational institutions. Sarah has led expeditions throughout North America, and in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. Sarah has both a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and an MBA with a specialization in Leadership. As LOLA's consultant, Sarah offers expertise in the areas of risk management, leadership development and curriculum integration. Sarah is a competitive triathlete, past Eco-Challenge adventure racer, and outdoor guide.