Earn Credits with Outdoor Adventures!

Outdoor Adventures offers academic and recreational courses throughout the year. These courses are a great way to develop your wilderness leadership skills and expand your resume. The REC and NRM classes allow you to learn a new sport, travel into Alaska's backcountry and gain the experience and confidence to do these sports on your own or with friends in the future.

Spring 2015


RECR F193P T02  Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

This course is based out of the Lodge at Blackrapids in the heart of the Alaska Range.  The course will start by running the students through an Avalanche 1 training course for the first three days using the snowpack in the area to learn from.  After this, the students ride and explore the area for two days with the local knowledge that will help them find the sweet hidden lines that exist in this area. Five nights deluxe accomodations, delicious hot breakfast and dinner, Skis and all the technical gear, an Avi 1 certification, local tour leaders, and transportation are all provided as a part of this class. 

RECR F140L Technical Climbing: ICE

 There is no experience required for this course and there is no reason to be worried about current abilities. Everyone will have success and enjoy this class. This is a perfect opportunity to try something some people never dream of doing. It is also a great way to stay active and outdoors during our cold dark winter days. This is the perfect class for rock climbers looking to transiton to ice climbing.

RECR F140L Technical Climbing: Ice & Rock

The perfect shoulder season class. As the weather warms and the days get longer we squeeze in some great ice climbing in Healy. Towards the end of April we head out to Grapefruit and learn to rock climb just as the season starts.

RECR F170G Intro to Ski Mountaineering

In this course methods of safe winter travel in the wild Alaskan backcountry will be taught. Including but not limited to snowshoeing, skiing, gear and clothing selection, avalanche safety, climbing crevasse rescue skills, glaciers, winter camping skills, and first aid.

RECR F160F  Intro to Mountaineering 

This course is designed to take the student who is interested in exploring the mountains of Alaska and introducing them to the sport of mountaineering. Mountaineering is much more than hiking up a steep hill, it requires a set of skills to safely travel and scale to the top of the mountains. Skills to be covered include traveling as a rope team, crevasse rescue, avalanche awareness, climbing protection and winter camping. The course operates a majority of time outside and students should be prepared for an Alaska winter.

Fall 2014

NRM F161 Wilderness Leadership Education

This  course is designed for the student who aspires to be a backcountry guide or someone who is looking to develop their leadership and teaching skills in a wilderness setting.  Material has two major focuses.  The first is on technical skills such as equipment repair, shelter construction, and navigation.  The other major portion of the course is soft skills focusing on group development and management, Leave No Trace, and multiple intelligences.  The instruction style will be very hands-on and engaging.

 RECR F170N--- Intro to Winter Camping

The perfect course for someone new to Alaska and looking  to learn about our wonderful winter sports. The course is also for the person who wants to make some friends who share an interest in camping, skiing, and outdoor fun. Everyone learns something, everyone has fun and the instruction is dynamite.

RECR F140H Beginning Rock Climbing

Introduction to high-angle technical rock climbing. Designed to equip aspiring climbers with the necessary skills to accomplish technical, top-rope rock climbing. Includes movement on rock, rope work, anchor systems, self-rescue and climbing ethics. No experience required but all will learn and be challenged.

RECR F140K Advanced Rock Climbing

An extension of beginning rock climbing. Hauling, aid climbing, advanced Jumar techniques, lead climbing, porta-ledge set up and taping

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