Course pre-requisite: Winter Travel 15REGISTER!
To provide students with the opportunity and background knowledge to safely experience firsthand natural recreational areas in winter, to build winter travel and navigation skills in mountain environments, to acquire avalanche safety skills training, and enhance leadership skills in within a context of critical thinking
This course will take place at the Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre in Bow Valley Provincial Park and various trails within Kananaskis Country which adhere safety guidelines and the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale. Students will work with and learn from professional guides throughout areas of Kananaskis Country while cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and back country skiing.
Online course work at the student’s home school will be delivered using an online course management system. Online course work is worth 40% of the final mark. Immersion in the 4-day course will take place at the Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre with assignments and participation is worth 60% of the final mark.
ACTIVITIES & INSIGHTS
CAA Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 certification, trip planning, intermediate navigation skills (map and compass / GPS), back country skiing, winter survival, leadership, decision making and group dynamics, outdoor resume building, career exposure and mentoring