Eli Helmuth Was One Of The First AMGA Certified Guides In The U.S.

When Eli Helmuth raised his hand volunteering for extra credit in his freshman Biology class, little did he know that the path of his life was about to be permanently altered.

The slightly hungover athlete was just looking to raise his grade and maintain his academic eligibility for the Lacrosse team at Radford University. So when he found himself the following week being strapped into a climbing harness and lowered several hundred feet into a cave to count bats, he was understandably nervous he had never been in the wilderness in his life.

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