Owen Graduate School Wilderness Expedition

Credit: Jared Steinman

About the expedition

On the Owen Graduate School Wilderness Expedition, you will hone practical leadership strategies and technical outdoor skills over seven days of travel in the isolated mountain valleys, ragged icy peaks, and brawling rivers of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. On a daily basis you will be challenged to exercise individual decisiveness while simultaneously facilitating excellent teamwork, skills relevant to school and business. The weather in this part of the world is often unpredictable and challenging, however, these conditions build resilience and tolerance for adversity and uncertainty.

There will be a strong focus on leadership styles. You will have the opportunity to connect academic theories to practical leadership skills as a designated leader and active follower. As you develop your situational leadership skills on this expedition, you will become more competent as a leader at school, in business, and in your social life.



Participants gathered on a rock outcrop ringed with pines in the mountains.


2017 Dates

Dates May 18 - 25, 2017
Location NOLS Rocky Mountain
Activity Backpacking
Mileage 60-70 miles
Tuition $2,250
  Optional Tuition Protection Plan available for $135
  $450 deposit and application due February 24, 2017
  $200 equipment deposit and tuition balance due March 20, 2017
Documents Course Description
  Travel and Logistics
  Equipment List

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