We take great pride in our friendly and knowledgeable guides. All guides receive training in every aspect of the operation to provide a fun and safe environment.
Basically, our guides get treated like family. They work hard, have a lot of responsibilities, but seem to love their jobs, even to the point of visiting and helping out on their days off! If something ever doesn't seem right, it gets immediate attention to remedy the situation. Proper training and strict safety procedures within a friendly work environment keeps everyone safe and the tours fun!
We conduct various training programs to ensure knowledgeable and safe guides. We have highlighted one of the more exciting training days here.
The Firesteel River Trestles provide us with a 120' free hanging rappell to use for training. These remnants of the copper boom supported railways that transported copper ore from the Adventure and other mines in the area. They are now part of the vast U.P. trail system.
Besides training, visiting these bridges is always fun and they are located only a couple miles from the Adventure Mine.
A picture looking off of the Firesteel Trestle. You can see the person in the green shirt about 120' below.
Exploration, Training, and Future Tour Route Development
The Adventure Mine provides access to miles of historic tunnels. We are continually exploring and mapping these old workings to learn more of the history of the Adventure and those that worked there. Exploration of these non-tour areas provides our guides the opportunity to expand and test their knowledge and skills. Visiting 100+ year old abandoned, unmapped and unknown workings can be inherently dangerous. Our guides learn how to safely evaluate these dangers and resolve or avoid them. These trips become fun, but demanding and challenging learning experiences! These areas may become the tour routes of tomorrow! See our future tours page for more information.
We are constantly working to improve our trails in the mine.