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AP3709 - Winter Backcountry Travel

Credits: 3

Part of a NOLS outdoor skills training experience. Students registering for this course need to register and pay for a NOLS course. The PSU cost per credit is reduced for this course. An advanced outdoor technical skill course focusing on techniques and procedures to conduct winter backcountry expeditions. Students participate in a wilderness trip lasting 2 to 4 weeks. Topics may include: equipment selection, winter traveling and camping skills, risk management strategies in winter environment, snowshoes and/or backcountry ski traveling techniques, building snow shelters, building and using a snow sled. Students are required to provide proper clothing and personal gear for winter backcountry travel. Falls, Winterim, Springs, Summers. Prerequisite(s): approval of Adventure Education Program Coordinator.