Instructor Amy Sheldon and students Lindsay Gibson and Justin Harkins link up to cross a cold, glacially-fed stream.
Photo: Chris Bessonette
North of the Arctic Circle and aptly dubbed Land of the Midnight Sun, much of the landscape in the Brooks Range lies above tree line and elevations range from sea level to over 9,000 feet.
Designed especially for students ages 23 and older, this 14-day backpacking course packs in backcountry travel lessons in the steep shale mountains and expansive tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Philip Smith Mountains.
This is not a guided tour. You’ll learn the skills in these two weeks needed to travel in a mountain environment long after your course ends.