Embrace new challenges in the mountains of Alaska
Join a team of motivated peers ages 23 and up to explore the glaciers and high mountain peaks of Alaska’s Chugach Range. For two weeks, focus on developing the technical skills you need to travel on ice and snow. Learn the basics of mountaineering, from snow camping and avalanche safety to glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Build your confidence and form lasting friendships as you take on new challenges in a beautiful, remote environment.
Before you dive into advanced mountaineering techniques, you’ll develop the skills you need to live comfortably in the outdoors. From cooking on a camp stove to tying knots and assessing avalanche hazards, you’ll start with the essentials. Then, you’ll move on to more challenging topics, like traveling on a rope team and learning how to self-arrest on snow.
As you build your outdoor skills, you’ll also grow your leadership skills. Practice effective communication as you belay a teammate while ice climbing. Develop your risk management and decision-making skills as you lead a rope team across a glacier. Gain insight into your personal leadership style as you take on different roles to support the group. Return with leadership skills that will serve you well at home, at work, and in your community.