This course is a mostly student-planned and lead trip. Main focus is on peer leading, expedition behaviour and group dynamics in an alpine environment.
At the end of this course, you will have concluded your hiking and mountaineering section of the COLT program.
You will be able to plan and execute a basic hiking trip with clients, know how to navigate in the backcountry and know proper backcountry traveling skills.
|Required Course Materials||
Personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List
9 days (80 hours)
In-class instruction, In-field training
|Method(s) of Student Evaluation||
Ongoing assessment by instructors; peer evaluation and feedback
Not only did I develop the many outdoor skills essential for competence in the mountains and on water, but I also learned an amazing amount about my own physical and mental limits.