Earn Credits with Outdoor Adventures!
Outdoor Adventures offers academic and recreational courses throughout the year. These courses are a great way to develop your wilderness leadership skills and expand your resume. The REC and NRM classes allow you to learn a new sport, travel into Alaska's backcountry and gain the experience and confidence to do these sports on your own or with friends in the future.
NRM 361 - Advanced Wilderness Leadership
Study the natural environment. Concentration on outdoor leadership, environmental ethics, minimum impact camping, forest and arctic natural history, and adaptable judgement and decision-making. Includes hiking through boreal forest and along tundra ridges, river crossing, glacier ascent, and skills to do these activities safety. This demanding educational field program of 10 days requires travel through rough un-trailed terrain with heavy packs (one-third of body weight) and average strength and stamina. No use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or firearms. (Prerequisites: NRM 101 or equivalent; NRM 161 or equivalent. Recommended: NRM/GEOG 463 and NRM 465.) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants
May 26 - June 6, 2013
- May 26th On-campus
- May27th - Depart for Brooks Range - Deitrich Camp
- May 38th - Hike up Termbley Creek
- June 6th - Arrive in Bettles via packraft in time for flight home to Fairbanks
Field fee of $935 includes transportation, food, and equipment. Personal clothing and footwear is provided by the student.
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Contact: Mark Oldmixon with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
NRM F161 Wilderness Leadership Education
This course is designed for the student who aspires to be a backcountry guide or someone who is looking to develop their leadership and teaching skills in a wilderness setting. Material has two major focuses. The first is on technical skills such as equipment repair, shelter construction, and navigation. The other major portion of the course is soft skills focusing on group development and management, Leave No Trace, and multiple intelligences. The instruction style will be very hands-on and engaging.
RECR F170N--- Intro to Winter Camping
The perfect course for someone new to Alaska and looking to learn about our wonderful winter sports. The course is also for the person who wants to make some friends who share an interest in camping, skiing, and outdoor fun. Everyone learns something, everyone has fun and the instruction is dynamite.
RECR F140H Beginning Rock Climbing
Introduction to high-angle technical rock climbing. Designed to equip aspiring climbers with the necessary skills to accomplish technical, top-rope rock climbing. Includes movement on rock, rope work, anchor systems, self-rescue and climbing ethics. No experience required but all will learn and be challenged.
RECR F140K Advanced Rock Climbing
An extension of beginning rock climbing. Hauling, aid climbing, advanced Jumar techniques, lead climbing, porta-ledge set up and taping
RECR F140L Technical Climbing: ICE
There is no experience required for this course and there is no reason to be worried about current abilities. Everyone will have success and enjoy this class. This is a perfect opportunity to try something some people never dream of doing. It is also a great way to stay active and outdoors during our cold dark winter days. This is the perfect class for rock climbers looking to transiton to ice climbing.
RECR F140L Technical Climbing: Ice & Rock
The perfect shoulder season class. As the weather warms and the days get longer we squeeze in some great ice climbing in Healy. Towards the end of April we head out to Grapefruit and learn to rock climb just as the season starts.
RECR F170G Intro to Ski Mountaineering
In this course methods of safe winter travel in the wild Alaskan backcountry will be taught. Including but not limited to snowshoeing, skiing, gear and clothing selection, avalanche safety, climbing crevasse rescue skills, glaciers, winter camping skills, and first aid.
RECR F193P Intro to Tech Mountaineering
This course is designed to take the student who is interested in rock or ice climbing and introduce them to the sport of mountaineering. Mountaineering is much more than hiking up a steep hill, but also requires a great deal of skill with winter camping and travel. Skills to be covered include traveling as a rope team, crevasse rescue, avalanche awareness, climbing protection and winter camping. The course operates a majority of time outside and students should be prepared for the Alaskan winter.