Wilderness Skills - Spring Class - Olympia - 2015

Day Hiking Course

Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills - Olympia

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Wilderness Skills Course - April 21st and the next two Saturdays

  • Prepare for hiking or backpacking in the Pacific Northwest. Also the foundation for Alpine Scrambling and Basic Climbing Courses
  • Small-group and hands-on experience with the top twenty+ topics important for safe adventures in the backcountry
  • Practice wilderness skills and examine clothing and equipment

 Schedule and Topics

  • Tuesday April 21, 6:30 - 9:30pm: The Essentials of Wilderness Travel. 10 Essentials, clothing, boots and equipment for day hikes. Clothing and equipment alternatives.
  • Saturday April 25, 8:00am - 4:00pm: Wilderness Ethnics, Hazards, and Navigation. Staying Safe and Healthy in the Wilderness - Injury Prevention and Response to Illness. Hazards of the Wilderness. Nutrition. Backcountry Navigation – Maps and Compass.
  • Saturday May 2, 8:00am - 4:00pm: Wilderness Skills, Navigation and the Outdoor Workshop.

For more info: christopherjonsullivan@gmail.com or call/text Chris at 360-970-1477

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Wilderness Skills Jan 16
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Registration closed Apr 23
22 participants
19 instructors
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia
Sat, Jan 26, 2019
Registration closed Jan 26
19 participants
18 instructors
Online Classroom
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Registration closed Jan 14
29 participants
Wilderness Skills Jan 30
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Registration closed Apr 30
20 participants
19 instructors
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia
Sat, Feb 2, 2019
Registration closed Feb 2
33 participants
18 instructors
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
Registration closed Feb 5
16 participants
9 instructors
Course Materials

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