Montaia Basecamp rests at the base of the towering 11,000ft high Wheeler Crest, one of the most dramatic granite escarpments in the Eastern Sierra. We have found that this remote alpine location provides the ideal environment for deep introspection, creativity, and collaboration.Upcoming Events
At Montaia Basecamp, we strive to implement regenerative and sustainable practices whenever possible. It might not be the right climate for growing out own food (in the high desert), but we still find ways do our part.
Both our electricity and our hot water heating is powered by solar panels, and our innovative cooling system eliminates the need for toxic AC-unit waste. In the winter, we heat the main spaces with a cozy central woodstove.
Basecamp runs off of only mountain spring well water, not to mention our vibrant greenhouse and a small orchard that feed us, while being fed by the house’s gray water.
As a community, we emphasize deepening connection to both self and other, exploring the surrounding wilderness, and supporting local ecological initiatives. We believe that in order to truly thrive as human beings, we must cultivate a healthy and loving relationship with the natural world around us.
We recognize and honor that the land that we live upon is the traditional territory of the Numa (Paiute) people. It was first known as Payahǖǖnadǖ, land of flowing water.
In addition to hosting retreats and residencies, we are currently forming pods and family groups to buy additional plots of land in the area.Get in Touch