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Learning Objectives

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.

Course Details

Required Course Materials

Personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List

Course Duration

9 days (80 hours)

Homework Hours

2 hours

Delivery Methods

In-class instruction, In-field training

Teaching Methods

Hands-on training

Method(s) of Student Evaluation

Ongoing assessment by instructors; peer evaluation and feedback

Completion Requirements


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.
Erin Paul, Outdoor Ed School Teacher, Guide, Counselor