Women's Alaska Backpacking - Prime

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Women's Alaska Backpacking - Prime

Find adventure in Alaska’s mountains

Explore glaciated mountains and lush valleys in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Build community with a small group self-identified women as you hike across sweeping expanses of tundra. Summit rugged peaks and cross braided streams fed by glaciers. Along the way, learn about local ecology and keep an eye out for Arctic wildlife like caribou, moose, and wolves. 

Designed to fit into your busy schedule, this weeklong expedition starts out with a bush plane flight into the wilderness. As you trace the route back on foot, build your outdoor skills and develop your personal leadership style. You’ll start with the basics of backcountry living: pitching a tent, reading a map, and cooking tasty meals on a campstove. Later, move on to more advanced topics like off-trail navigation, wilderness first aid, and risk management.  

Rather than guide every step of the process, your instructors will support you as you build the experience and confidence to lead the group. Practice good communication and teamwork as you navigate a river crossing or steep slope. Learn to take on different leadership roles to best serve your team. Form lasting relationships and return with the skills to lead in your community, in the outdoors, and beyond. 
 

 

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

June 20 – June 27, 2019

Tuition: $2,000
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July 1 – July 8, 2019

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Aug. 3 – Aug. 10, 2019

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Tuition

$2,000
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Equipment Deposit

$200

Duration

8 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

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Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Palmer, AK

Fly in/out

Anchorage, AK

Skills learned

Backpacking

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