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Outdoors Club Patagonia Skills Expedition

 

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Patagonia is a remote wilderness frontier of isolated mountain valleys, ragged icy peaks, brawling rivers, and cathedral fjords. The hallmarks of a NOLS Patagonia course are exploration and tough, unpredictable, weather. However, these conditions help build resilience and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, forcing you to test your outdoor skills.

The NOLS Patagonia Expedition is a 12-day field-based training that teaches technical outdoor skills, risk management and decision-making and cultural history.

Once you have mastered basic wilderness skills, you’ll move into advanced curriculum such as hazard analysis and mitigation, off-trail travel techniques on third- and forth-class terrain, individual and team leadership. The route starts around 1,500 feet and ascends to 8,500 feet while traveling on and off trails, across dry (non-snow covered) and wet (snow covered) glaciers, over morrains (glacier-deposited rock piles), and up steep rocky terrain and vegetated rain forest.

This Patagonia expedition will be one of the most memorable and exciting adventures of your life!

 

Outdoors Club Patagonia Skills Expedition
Dates:

January 12-23, 2013

Course start/end: Coyhaique, Chile
Fly in/out: Balmaceda, XI Region, Chile
Activity: Backpacking/Mountaineering
Full Tuition: $2,400.00
Deposit: $500.00 due Oct 1, 2012
Balance: $1,900.00 balance and paperwork due Nov 1, 2012
   
To Apply: Application (pdf) Due Oct 1, 2012, with deposit
  Additional Application Forms (pdf) Due Nov 1, 2012, with balance
   
Supplemental Information: Course Description (pdf)
  Equipment List (pdf)
  Travel and Logistics (pdf)
  Tuition Protection Program (pdf)
Tuition Protection Program:

Optional tuition insurance costing an additional 6% of the tuition cost ($144.00) above the $2,400.00 course tuition.
After paying your deposit, this 6% fee will automatically be included in your remaining balance unless you explicitly decline the additional coverage and cost by signing and submitting the TPP document.
If you decline you can not opt back in to the plan and if you pay your balance down to $0.00 you can not later elect to add TPP.


For more information contact: NOLS Professional Training
Phone: 800-710-6657 ext. 3

 

 

 



A behind-the-scenes look at what a NOLS wilderness expedition is all about:

 

You’ll learn how to lead your expedition-mates and even how to be a leader when following.

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