Sean Van Cleve

1,777 reviewer rep
238 forum posts
joined Jan 28, 2013

Full Name: private
male backpacker
Baltimore, MD
Occupation: Bartender
Email: private

Affiliations: Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) Wilderness First Responder; Leave No Trace Trainer. I have a sponsorship with Baffin, and have been working with Julbo and Hennessey Hammocks.


I spend as much time in the outdoors as possible.  Camping in the backcountry is always at the top of my list of things I love to do. Traveling the country & visiting many of the National and State parks at a very young age ignited my love for the outdoors, and became my main interest. I have been camping as long as I can remember, and began backpacking with the BSA when I was still in the single digits. 

My goal is to get out on eight-or-so annual backpacking trips; visiting new places and returning to favorites, like Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Teaching people skills like camping, survival, first aid, and LNT has become a way of life for me. After spending about 20 years working indoors in the management field, I have come to realize that spending time outdoors on a recreational basis was just no longer enough for me. I took my medical skills beyond Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED and received WFR certification. In addition, I got certified as a Leave No Trace trainer. These skills, along with opportunities though Trailspace have opened many doors for me in many ways. During the warmer months when the restaurant business lightens up I also work as a private guide taking budding backpackers on more adventurous camping trips. 

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a program dedicated to educate and protect what we love--the outdoors. This way can be applied to all aspects of life, and helps to enrich people. LNT sponsors a large number of companies in the outdoor field, including Trailspace!


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Boot/Shoe Size10.5
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Pant Size32X32"