LENGTH OF COURSE STUDY

1.25 weeks

COURSE HOURS

48 hours

COURSE CREDENTIAL

Certification accredited by PTIB

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This course incorporates backpacking and overnight camping in a wilderness environment. The emphasis on this course is in learning the skills and knowledge required of a professional backpacking guide. Backpacking and camping techniques, equipment, trip preparation, navigation, route finding, group management, and leadership skills are covered. Mountain environment and natural history topics will be presented. Students will learn minimum impact wilderness travel techniques.

SINGLE COURSE COSTS

(for non Adventure Tourism Winter Program Students)

Course Tuition Fee Locals$1,050 CAD
Course Tuition Fee international$1,500 CAD
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  • Perform and curate hiking itinerary and travel plan for backpacking expeditions.
  • Demonstrate various backpacking equipment.
  • Apply navigation techniques in the mountain environment using basic techniques.
  • Exhibit leadership techniques to manage a hiking group.
  • Demonstrate group goals and expectations for multi-day outings.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles.
  • Execute food plans for backpacking expeditions.
  • Explain basic weather systems in hiking/mountain environment.

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