The Great Outdoors Inc.

Outdoor Gear, Apparel & Nature Gifts

Peachtree City GA 678-364-8995


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We are a wilderness guide service located in Newnan Georgia.
We offer instruction and leadership in a variety of outdoor activities such as
Rock climbing, Mt. biking, Backpacking, Hiking and Kayaking.
All of our events are designed with the beginner in mind.


A little about your guide to
The Great Outdoors

Name: Fred Carling
Residence: Newnan GA
Age: 42


  • Over 25 year's experience in various outdoor adventures including backpacking, day hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing.
  • Wilderness First Responder / Advanced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Former volunteer fireman in NY and MS.
  • Certified in Rappel and Rock rescue.
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor for Fayette County Ga.
  • Authorized by the US Forest Service to conduct commercial guiding on USFS land. Permit # 4182-01
  • Former President of Delta Airlines Outdoor Adventure Club.
  • Over 8 years experience in organizing, planning, and leading groups into the backcountry.
  • Over 6 years experience in rock climbing including proper belay techniques, gear placement, rope management, establishing / equalizing anchors, lead climbing, multi pitch, and trad
  • Completed Glacier travel, Rope handling, Anchor placement and Navigation offered by Sierra Wilderness Seminars.
  • 6 years of mountaineering experience.
  • 12 years of Mt.biking experience, participated in over 30 races.
  • Participated in hundreds backpacking / day hiking trips 1 - 4 days long, into the backcountry of GA, CO, WA, CA, SC, AL, NC, TN, MS, and NY.
  • Very familiar with the mountains of North Georgia, Georgia State Parks and wilderness areas.
  • Excellent knowledge of outdoor equipment, and apparel
  • Promoter of "Leave No Trace" philosophy when doing anything outdoors.

I have been enjoying the great outdoors since I was a child. Over the years I have acquired a lot of knowledge and experience. I wish to share this knowledge with other outdoor enthusiasts so that they too can enjoy many safe and fulfilling adventures. Hope to see you in the great outdoors!

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Phone: 678-364-8995

email: Closed For Business

The Great Outdoors Inc.
227 Market Place Connector
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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