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.

Winter 2018

NRM F161      Advanced Wilderness Leadership Education

3 Credits

Offered May 7th  - June 2nd, 2018

Offered in the natural environment, concentrating on outdoor leadership, environmental ethics, minimum impact camping, forest and arctic natural history, and adaptable judgment and decision-making. Includes hiking through boreal forest and along tundra ridges, river crossing, glacier ascent, and skills to do these activities safely. Other mediums of travel could include sea kayaks, canoes or rock climbing. Six lecture sessions will preview a demanding educational field program of 5-15 days requires travel through rough un-trailed terrain with heavy packs or boats and average strength and stamina. No use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or firearms.

Prerequisites:NRM F101 or equivalent; NRM F161 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

Instructors: Brandon Worthington & Mark Oldmixon

RECR F140H      Beginning Rock Climbing
1 Credit

Introduction to rock climbing, knots, risk evaluation, gear, rope skills, belaying, rappelling, jumaring, prusiking and top rope techniques.

Instructor: Andy Stearns

RECR F140J      Intermediate Rock Climbing
1 Credit 

Intermediate rock climbing, knots, risk evaluation, gear, rope skills, belaying, rappelling, jumaring, prusiking and top rope techniques.

Instructor: Christian Mogensen

RECR F140L      Technical Climbing Ice & Rock

1 Credit

Introduction to high-angle technical climbing, top-rope rock and ice skills, movement on rock and ice, rope work, anchor systems, climbing ethics. This course utilizes UAF Rock wall and ICE wall as well as weekly field outings to local Crags and Ice falls in the area!

Instructor: Christian Mogensen

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