Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering

Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering


  • Designed for those currently working in or planning to enter the field of outdoor education
  • Opportunity to speak with NOLS staff about outdoor education career paths
  • Focuses on building competence as outdoor leaders and emphasizes wilderness skills, group facilitation, risk management and using the wilderness as a classroom to support growth of groups and individuals
  • Observe and discuss teaching styles and techniques
  • Learn rock climbing and technical mountaineering in the North Cascades at Squamish in B.C. or Leavenworth, Washington
  • Practice teaching and facilitating group experiences and learning in order to develop skills as educators
With a team of dedicated teachers and a facility that's ideal for expedition planning, NOLS Pacific Northwest specializes in courses for educators. On this 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. 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.

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Location NOLS Pacific Northwest
Tuition $4,575 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $350
Minimum Age 18
Duration 31 Days
Type Outdoor Educator
Start/End Conway, Washington
Fly in/out Seattle, Washington
College Credit
  • 6 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
  • 2 Hours Risk Assessment
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