Access Unlimited is dedicated to ensuring that through thE outdoors, ones’ individualism is maintained While living with a life altering disability.
the Access Unlimited STORY
Our story began in 2008, when Jess Alberi sustained a life altering spinal cord injury while elk hunting in the mountains in Montana. Jess has overcome his disability through a positive mindset largely attributed to continuing to participate in outdoor activities.
In 2014, while floating the Big Hole River, Jess and one of his closest friends, Steve Miller, founder of SCS Unlimited and SCS Wraps discussed their passion for fishing and their desire to make a difference in others’ lives. It was at that moment that the concept of Access Unlimited was born. Overcome by inspiration during a fishing trip with Jess and Steve, Adam Yinger, a close friend, joined the team and the non profit organization was founded.
Access Unlimited strives to empower people to feel less restricted by their disability so they can enjoy new adventures. We provide countless options to ensure your trip is just right for you. Something magical happens when fishing one of Southwest Montana’s "Blue Ribbon" trout waters. You can’t help but feel free while floating on the pristine waters of the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, and Madison rivers, or working your way up one of our many spring creeks and private fisheries.
We've combined forces with some of the most seasoned guides of Southwest Montana to ensure that each trip is overseen with the wisdom and know-how to net fish, while providing the needed safety assurance. We are handicap accessible and vow to customize a trip for you and your party that will not only create a fond memory, but more importantly create an opportunity to depart from the things that hinder you as you float through some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer.
WHY BE A DONOR?
With your kind donation to Access Unlimited, you will help create
adaptive outdoor adventures for those with disabilities.
Be the spark, be the fuel, be a play maker, be an enabler of dreams, be one to help challenge limitation, be something great by supporting adaptive adventure! Please donate now to spark future adaptive adventures.
Want to be awarded a trip? Here's how it works...
We Review and Select
Our team will review your submission and story. If selected, we will contact you with trip details and get you set up with everything you need. Thanks to our generous donors, we can offer trips at discounted rates, per person per day and in some cases the trip costs are 100% covered. Includes transportation from BZN airport, lodging and food, all the necessary equipment and transportation back to the airport after your trip.
Pack Your Bags!
Your on your way to Southwest Montana to fish the best waters in the world with some of the best guides around. Your about to become an Access Unlimited Athlete!
What makes one an Access Unlimited Athlete?
A person who is driven to excel regardless of physical or mental limitation.
Do I have to be disabled to participate?
For a sponsored trip, yes.
How Much are these Trips?
Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to provide sponsored trips at a substantial discount and some trips can be completely cost free. Travel costs will be the guests' responsibility.
Do I need to have fly fishing experience?
No. These adventures are designed for beginners and experts alike. We have the best guides in Southwest Montana that will teach you and get you on the fish.
Access Unlimited Adventures
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A luxury Montana ranch that offers fly fishing, horseback riding, pheasant hunting, and ATV riding on the Big Hole River.
High Fives Foundation
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SCS Wraps - SCS Unlimited
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Since 1929, R.L. Winston has made not only the most innovative fly rods, but the most beautiful.
High performance fly fishing reels for every angling situation from bluegill to blulefin.
Trout Chasers Lodge
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