You've done the gym. Now it's time to take it outside with NOLS.
Photo: Madhu Chikkaraju
With a team of dedicated teachers and a facility that’s ideal for expedition planning, we specialize in courses for educators at NOLS Pacific Northwest.
On this outdoor educator course you’ll get a variety of skills—backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing—and experience a variety of terrain, from forests to glaciers to alpine rock.
You’ll join a group of other motivated educators and outdoor leaders for 31 days of action-packed learning. You’ll start out in temperate rain forests, working up to the jagged, snow-clad peaks of either the North Cascades or the Olympics. Here you’ll practice mountaineering skills, attempt a peak ascent, and learn the ins and outs of teaching and leading in the backcountry.
You’ll then switch gears for rock climbing at either Squamish, B.C., or Leavenworth, Wash. Throughout the course, your veteran instructors will pass along an in-depth look at NOLS’ time-tested teaching and programming methods as well as their strong enthusiasm for teaching in the wilderness.
Outdoor Educator Mountaineering
18 and overr (Average age: 25)
Qualified practicing or potential outdoor educators
May 15-June 14, 2013
May 29-June 28, 2013
July 10-August 9, 2013
July 17-August 16, 2013
“Why do I work for NOLS? First, I
like teaching. NOLS courses provide a stupendous avenue
to teach people who are highly motivated to learn. And finally,
it’s the people I work with. The NOLS community is