Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers - Online Classroom


Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers - Online Classroom

This evening clinic will provide backpackers with valuable information, skills and tools to help you find the best destination for your trip and develop a trip plan that will prepare you for a safe and successful adventure.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

This online classroom will open promptly at 6:30 PM and will go until 9PM, using zoom.  The zoom link will be emailed to everyone in the class during the days prior.

At this clinic backpackers will learn helpful tips, get exposed to handy online and digital tools and carry away  some handy templates and skills to select a destination, get necessary information about topography, water, camps, access, seasonal trail conditions and  weather, and develop a trip plan including transportation, gear, food, water and emergency alternatives. 

The small course fee will be applied to help The Mountaineers maintain its mission during this difficult time.   

(B3 students:  this class is already included in your course fee - please register for it through the B3 course page and not here.)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Laptop, desktop or smartphone / tablet with the zoom app installed.

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