Trip leaders sitting on a rocky ridge above the clouds and gazing out at surrounding snowy peaks in the Pacific Northwest.
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Pacific Northwest Trip Leader


9 days


18+ yrs


$2,050 to $2,150

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On this course, you'll join a diverse group of trip leaders for an overview of the NOLS curriculum in a setting designed for leaders and educators who don't have a lot of time or a huge budget.

You'll learn common leadership strategies through dynamic, on-the-trail teaching methods including scenarios, real-time problem solving, and experiential learning. You'll learn the intricacies of trip planning and how to organize expeditions of your own. If you’re seeking to join a group of motivated peers to grow as a leader in the wilderness, this is the course for you.

Additional Details

Prerequisite: Practicing backcountry trip leader.

Recommended: Basic first aid certification.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Course Dates

2 courses

Aug 5 - 13, 2024


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Aug 4 - 12, 2025


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“I thought taking a NOLS course could help me out with my career goals with leading and helping others and I think I've learned a lot that I can apply to my goals.”