About Wildtrips Wilderness Adventures

Our Mission

Providing clients with unique, fully catered and personalized lodge-based or backcountry adventures in order for them to experience and enjoy beautiful natural areas.

Our History

Wildtrips Adventures was founded by Robson Gmoser and Olivia Sofer and has been offering clients from Canada and around the world the experience of unique outdoor adventures since 1997.

Olivia is the primary guide at Wildtrips Adventures and provides a highly personalized service. She is based in Canmore Alberta which is at the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  She is a certified guide by the Association of Canadian Mountain guides.  Olivia can  arrange transportation, equipment rental, trip outfitting, catered meals, and, of course, guiding and interpretation for your trip.  If you are looking for a fun and safe mountain adventure that provides you with peace of mind, join Olivia on one of the scheduled trips, or work with her to come up with a wilderness vacation that meets your needs. With Olivia, you will have lots of laughs and see lots of smiles!  


Olivia Sofer – Owner/ Operator

Olivia started her guiding career white water rafting on the Lachine Rapids while attending university in Montreal. After also leading river expeditions in remote areas of British Columbia and Alaska she further explored her love of nature and became an ACMG Hiking guide and Ski guide.

A hiking guide for over 15 years, Olivia is very familiar with hikes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and has lead many overnight trips in the Rockies and Interior Mountains of British Columbia. She is fascinated with geology, flora and fauna. As a ski guide she has worked for many different outfitters and ski mountaineering groups. A world adventurer, Olivia is also mom to 4 year old Max. With Olivia, safety comes first yet your experience will remain unforgettable!


Robson Gmoser 1970-2015

Robson was an amazing soul who left this world too soon. A passionate, well-known and well-loved guide in Western Canada, he followed in the footsteps of his father, legendary mountaineer Hans Gmoser.

Robson grew up in Harvie Heights, Alberta in a family of mountain adventurers. He began guiding hiking tours at Mount Assiniboine Lodge in 1985. In the mid 90's Robson was guiding for his father’s company Canadian Mountain Holidays in their heli ski program and ski touring program at Battle Abbey, a remote backcountry lodge in the Selkirk Mountains. Robson also pursued rock climbing. He was an Apprentice Rock Guide and offered guided rock climbs and climbing instruction.

Not only was he an accomplished mountain adventurer at a young age, he also became a sea kayaking guide. He led numerous trips on Canada’s West coast and around the world, from Greenland to Patagonia.

Since 1997, Robson had been guiding backpacking trips in the summer. This is how WildTrips got started.

Robson was a great person to be in the mountains with. He had years of experience, he was safe and best of all, he had a great sense of humor. He was an amazing husband to Olivia and father to Max. His laugh was contagious and still carries through in anyone who ever spent time with him… and at WildTrips, it’s our mission to keep his spirit alive.