WHO WE ARE
Asheville Adventures is an outfitting company that provides guided tours in the Appalachian Mountains. Our company was born in the spring of 2016 and aims to give guests and travelers the greatest experience possible in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We also support organizations to help end sex trafficking. We have committed to give a 10% portion of our profits to Wipe Every Tear.
Asheville Adventures offers routes in three different National Parks: The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forrest, and the Linville Gorge Wilderness. From simple day hikes to challenging overnights, Asheville Adventures wants to satisfy the adventurer inside of you.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Clayton Manche is an Asheville native who loves the outdoors. He is the founder and lead guide of Asheville Adventures. An entrepreneur and an experienced outdoors-man, Clayton has loved the outdoors since he was a child. He proved his dedication to wilderness knowledge when he became an Eagle Scout in 2015 and again when he became a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 2016.
Manche then spent a year traveling to 4 different countries around the world to experience different cultures and volunteer with many local organizations to provide services such as: education, medical care, feedings, supplies, health training, and much more.
During his time traveling and serving, he partnered with Wipe Every Tear in the Philippines to help set individuals free from the Sex Trafficking Industry.
With a broken heart for these people, he decided to use this business as a means to help support organizations like Wipe Every Tear and bring an end to sex slavery. (read more about it here)
Clayton has an extensive hiking record including 3 different continents, summited the highest mountain in the southern half of Africa, through hiked the Grand Canyon, many places around the country and hundreds of miles of trails in Western North Carolina. Clayton says that in all his travels he has never experienced anything as beautiful as the Appalachian Mountains.