Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering

Credit: Betsy Winston

Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering

Explore the remote and rugged North Cascade Range as you turn your passion for education in the outdoors into a skill you can use to foster a love of learning in others. On this course, you'll get a variety of skills—education, backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing—and experience a variety of terrain, from forests to glaciers to alpine rock.

Your course begins with a multi-day leadership and facilitation seminar. This portion of the course will cover facilitation and debriefing techniques, creating an inclusive and positive learning environment, honing your individual leadership style, and learning effective teaching techniques. After that, you'll head into the mountains. As you hone your climbing skills, you might even venture beyond the northern Cascades into Canada in search of new challenges. 

If you’re seeking to develop the abilities and experience to pursue a career in outdoor education, then this is the course for you.



2020 Dates

June 17 – July 17, 2020

Tuition: $4,650


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31 days

Minimum Age

21 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Environmental Studies
  • 2 Outdoor Educator

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics


Conway, Washington

Fly in/out

Seattle, Washington

Skills learned


Rock Climbing

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Essential Eligibility Criteria

“It is one thing to hear about something and it's quite another to see it put into practice from the first instant when you land at the branch.”