My name is Aaron Hutching, AKA Hutch. And i’ll be your guide and lead survival instructor here in the Colorado mountains. Here is a quick snippet of the experience I hope to share with you!
In my teenage years, I had what can be described as a rocky time and often I would use my grandfather’s skills to take off and live in the woods for prolonged periods of time. Later in life the United States Marine Corps took what my grandfather and the Boy Scouts started and fine tuned it while adding some discipline. I was honored to serve with the Special Operations K9 both pre and post 9/11. Because I was K9 I had the privilege of attending several schools, federal and private, that many service men would not get to attend. It also sent me on many missions ranging from extremely dangerous to just flat out amazing. The Corps is huge on pulling people out of the field occasionally, especially during war, to teach real world things they have learned. It was during a counter sniper training course with Special Operations Training Group that I realized I love to teach.
I left the Marines with the intent of pursuing my same job with one of the federal branches, but while on that path I met my wife and started a family and decided spending a majority of my life in high risk situations was irresponsible.
Parents would see skills that my children, I have 4, had and ask me to teach a class or attend a Cub Scout gathering. I loved every minute, and decided to truly become like my grandfather I needed to start seeking out the best in the world and learn everything I could from them. This path led me to the instructors at Sigma Three, and the life changing decision to once again join the ranks of the elite, this time in the capacity of an Instructor.
I enjoy teaching classes to all ages and skills, ranging from “Never been in the mountains before” through “Avid outdoorsmen”.
I am honored to be part of one of the most well organized, qualified, and comprehensive survival schools in the world.