International Mountain Expedition: (Location/activity TBD by instructor) | Prescott College

International Mountain Expedition: (Location/activity TBD by instructor)

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This intensive, field based course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced students with solid backgrounds in extended backcountry travel in remote environments. The focus is on implementation of a self-contained high-altitude mountaineering progression in a foreign country. The course will include explorations of regional cultures, geography, and ascents of appropriate mountaineering objectives. The expectation is that students will be building on existing backcountry skills and knowledge, but no previous mountaineering experience is required. Topics to be covered include: expedition planning and logistics, itinerary development, leadership, area-specific technical skills, safety and hazard evaluation, and place-based natural history and cultural studies.