All American Leadership Expedition

About the expedition

Disconnect to Connect.

Improve your leadership skills by exploring the Wind River Mountain range through this seven-day backcountry backpacking, llama-supported expedition designed for professional executives. Navigate the technical and environmental challenges of field-based learning that holds transferrable skills that will serve your professional career and rejuvenate your spirit. This expedition provides invaluable opportunities to see yourself in a dynamic wilderness setting, and to enhance not only your outdoor skills, but also your apporach to leadership in new and challenging circumstances. 

The Wind River Range is characterized by rugged, glacier-carved mountains renowned for sheer granite walls and world-class fishing. You will travel through mountains surrounded by towering peaks, glistening alpine lakes, and perennial snow. Immerse yourself in the natural environment and learn with fellow executives and professional outdoor leaders.

Successful expeditions require the same essential skills found in the professional world--effective communication, problem solving, positive influence, and strategically delivering results. Return to your organization holding practical and transferable strategies with greater leadership effectiveness.

Morning light breaks over the snow speckled Ambush Peak in the East Fork Valley of the Wind River Range.


All American Leadership Expedition

Dates August 17-23, 2024
Duration 7 days
Location Lander, WY
Activity Backpacking, Wind River Range
Mileage 20-30 miles
Fly in/out Riverton, WY or Casper, WY
Gear Group gear provided (tents, cookware, etc). Personal gear is not provided. Please see the equipment list.
Cost $4,925
Course Deposit Due $500 nonrefundable deposit due upon enrollment
Tuition Balance Due $4,425 due June 3, 2024
Documents Course Description
  Travel and Logistics
  Equipment List


Essential Eligibility Criteria


Cancellation policy for cancellations not related to COVID-19:

If you cancel or leave for any reason, we will retain the non-refundable deposit or the following percentage of tuition, whichever is greater:

Between 15 and 29 days prior to the course start date, NOLS will retain 25 percent of the course tuition.
Between 8 and 14 days prior to the course start date, NOLS will retain 50 percent of the course tuition.
Less than 8 days prior to the course start date or after the course has begun, there will be no refunds.


Four students on a NOLS Custom Education course smile together for a picture with mountains in the background.