About Your Tour Guide

Breakaway Guided Tours Owner

I’m Dave Schlesinger and my passion is sharing the beauty and quirkiness of the Southern Nevada region with visitors just like you!

My love of the outdoors started at a young age and grew through years living an outdoor active lifestyle in areas as diverse as the Colorado Rockies, Alaska, Texas, New Hampshire, and Southern California, and since 2012, right here in Southern Nevada. While living in Colorado, in addition to constantly snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking, I even managed to summit 7 of the famous fourteeners , which are mountains with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet.

One big reason my wife and I chose Las Vegas as our home was an article published in Outside magazine stating that Vegas one of the top-rated outdoor towns in the U.S., and featured some of the most beautiful areas of the country for hiking and outdoor adventures nearby. Who knew!

Shortly after I moved here I met a retired geologist who was a true ‘desert rat’ named Webster. Webster showed me the ropes for years as we explored the area, and he and I summited most of the major peaks in the area. I have also done a lot of hiking with our lovable adopted Bichon Frise and our mascot, Jordy.

My past experiences include owning and operating a CPR and First Aid training school, serving for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, working as a project manager for software projects, teaching snowboarding, and ten years in the hospitality business. These occupations helped reinforce in me the importance of organization, safety, and customer service.

My mission is to insure that you have a safe, fun, and invigorating experience. I am so confident in the quality of the experiences I share that I offer an unlimited money-back guarantee, if you are not satisfied for any reason, you will not pay a dime. *Show me another tour guiding operation who does that, I’ve yet to find one*