Articles & Accolades

ROAM’s experience is legendary. Over the last 3 decades we have appeared in numerous publications, including Travel & Leisure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Departures, National Geographic, Beautiful BC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Harpers and Queens, The Robb Report, SELF, Canoe & Kayak, Bon Appetit, Northwest Palate, Marie Claire and many more. We have also been honored by Outside Magazine for running The Best River Trip on the Planet and Men’s Journal‘s list of The 100 Best Trips on the Planet.

Here are a few excerpts…

“Rosemary-scented leg of lamb. Subtle Pinot Noirs. Sunset massages beside British Columbia’s Chilko Lake. If this is what you call adventure, says Elizabeth Gilbert, sign her up. Wait-did someone mention Class Five white-water rapids?” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Travel + Leisure

“It’s classic McCutcheon. The cocky, gregarious entrepreneur is innately mischievous. He once hiked up a mountain with a friend and, reaching the top, asked: “Want a beer?”
“You brought beer up here?” the friend replied incredulously. At which point McCutcheon reached into the man’s backpack, extracted four beers, and announced: “No, you did.” — Larry Pynn, British Columbia Magazine

“The first descent of British Columbia’s Klinaklini River was done by a ROAM guide and covered by Men’s Journal. Today it includes glacier hikes, grizzly sightings, and a helicopter portage. Client profile those looking to raft a new river, or who want a bit of pampering.” — The 100 Best Trips on the Planet, Men’s Journal

“As we enter the maelstrom, giggles replace the warrior whoops of rivers past. And between involuntary shrieks when sun-warmed faces meet a 10-foot wall of 40-degree water, we grin like fools – or enlightened gurus glimpsing the Buddha nature of life. Smiles come easily on shore, too…” — Laura Bly, USA Today Travel

“My wife bought me a rafting trip for my 50th birthday, and I’ve been hooked ever since,” says Bob McGillivray, a dealer in rare stamps from Vancouver. While McGillivray qualifies as a white-water fanatic, his approach is a bit different. He rafts the same river each year, Canada’s Chilko. “It’s big white water, beautiful scenery and usually a great group of people.” — Cigar Aficionado

“Guide Brian McCutcheon has assembled a spine-tingling line-up of rafting opportunities down Class IV and V drops in British Columbia. His favorite, arguably the most exciting run in North America, is a seven-day voyage down the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser river systems in south-central B.C.” — Steve Jermanok, National Geographic Adventure

“The team from DKNY was unsure what to expect after being dropped off near the head of British Columbia’s Klinaklini river for a seven day, six night journey. They did know that that hey were heading into a place were cell phones would be useless and grizzly bears common place. They also knew they would be the first female clients and only the 3rd group ever to travel the river.” — Sally Wadyka, Self Magazine

“Upstream the snow streaked mountains shone through bands of whispy clouds. Downstream, just above an ominous chasm, a black grizzly with golden shoulders ambled across the tundra, pawing through small blueberry shrubs. A pair of puffball cubs skittered at the bruin’s side. We all agreed so far it had been a perfect day—a day that was far from over” —Larry Rice, Canoe & kayak

“Life’s too short to drink bad wine and the same can be said about freeze dried food…if the idea of gourmet kayaking appeals but sounds too adventurous, let McCutcheon and company do the work for you…” — Maleia Briggs, Northwest Palate