Alaska Instructor Course

Credit: Eric Page

Alaska Instructor Course

This 24-day course combines focused leadership training with a backpacking expedition and exposure to specific Alaska wilderness travel skills. Special focus will be put on crossing fast-moving, glacially-fed Alaskan rivers, and potentially crossing bare glaciers. The Alaska instructor course will build on the outdoor and education experience you already have, while allowing you to fine-tune your teaching and leadership skills. Successful completion of this course will prepare you to work wilderness backpacking courses for NOLS.  

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018 INSTRUCTOR COURSES

  • The application deadline for 2018 instructor courses is November 15, 2017
  • You will be notified of your application status by February 1, 2018
  • We will begin taking applications for 2019 instructor courses on August 15, 2018

Dates

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Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
TBA
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Equipment Deposit
$250
Duration
24 days
Minimum Age
21 yrs.
Academic Credit
6 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Outdoor Education
  • 2 Leadership Techniques
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End
Palmer, Alaska
Fly in/out
Anchorage, Alaska
Skills learned

Backpacking

Additional Details

Prerequisite: Minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification