Basic Wilderness Skills - Workshop

Lecture: Basic Wilderness Skills Course

Basic Wilderness Skills - Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This is class 1 (of 2). We cover essential gear systems, boots & packs, planning hikes and trip sign-up, conditioning for outdoor travel, Leave No Trace and handling group & wilderness emergencies.

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  • Easy+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Seattle program center, Goodman A  9am - 4pm.  This is class 1 of 2 required to complete the Basic Wilderness Skills course.  Light snacks, coffee/tea and water will be provided.  We will break for a 45 minute lunch at noon.

Are you ready to go hiking but aren't sure where to start? This course is a fun way to learn/practice your backcountry skills, connect with other hikers or new club members, and spend time exploring the mountain trails you've read about in trip reports and books.  The classes, a stewardship field trip, and summer hikes will support and encourage you to enjoy hiking and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest. The course hikes will be organized to go hiking with fellow course students.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Trip Reports