Columbia Business School

Credit: Mauricio Clauzet

Columbia Business School Leadership Expedition

Patagonia is a frontier of campos (ranches) hidden in isolated mountain valleys, ragged icy peaks, brawling rivers, and cathedral fjords. This is a land that demands exploration and you will experience its dramatic peaks, vast valleys, and mysterious wilderness. You will explore this remote world and experience mercurial weather, conditions that will build resilience and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty - skills relevant in today's global economy. 

The Columbia Leadership Expedition is a 10-day field-based training that taches leadership and technical outdoor skills in one of the world's most amazing classrooms. There will be a strong focus on being an adaptable team member and the ability to distinguish between the roles of team member (active follower) and team leader (designated leader). Throughout the course you will exercise individual decisiveness, while simultaneously facilitating effective teamwork. Curriculum delivery will concentrate on situational leadership skills applicable to school, business, and social life. 

Two silhouetted students in the mountains of Patagonia practice route-finding while looking out at craggy snow-crusted peaks.


2023 Dates

Course dates January 10-19, 2023
Activity Backpacking
Equipment deposit $350 (payable to NOLS)
Course location Coyhaique, Chile
Fly in/out Balmaceda, XI Region, Chile
Supplemental information Course Description

For more information contact:
NOLS Custom Education 
800-710-6657 ext. 2720

Circle of students gather around an instructor for a lesson in Patagonia with icebergs floating in the water behind.