$ 4,689
+ Taxes (this includes cost for mountaineering guide)
Age 18-30
  • Aug 8 - Aug 15
Duration 8 days
Location Rocky Mountains
Program Options Financial Assistance
Activities
Courses / Rocky Mountains 8-Day Mountaineering

Rocky Mountains 8-Day Mountaineering

This course is designed to push your limits and develop your mountain and interpersonal skills in a safe and supportive learning environment. The course will take place in the iconic Gold Range of the Monashee mountains, overlooking the mighty Columbia River. You will have the opportunity to travel on rock, snow and glacier ice as you work with your peers to develop awareness around risk management, leadership, team dynamics all while learning how to move safely and have fun in the mountains!

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YOUR INNER JOURNEY 

Outward Bound Canada’s Journey courses are designed to help you take charge of your life and realize what you are capable of. Each experience begins with a physical journey – stepping out of the comforts of day-to-day routines and into an environment that may be very new, adventurous and exciting, but also foreign and uncertain. Facing these changes helps to bring out new perspectives. Using the challenges of the course as a starting-point, our skilled instructors will teach you how to transfer the skills learned on course to your life at home. These important life skills include caring for yourself, taking responsibility for your choices, expressing your needs and opinions with confidence, and working with others in your life at home.

AREA & ACTIVITIES

This course takes place in the Gold Range, a subrange of the Monashee Mountains that flank the West side of the Columbia River between Nakusp and  Revelstoke BC.  You will have the opportunity to experience the true Alpine, camped close to the iconic peaks of Mount Thor, Mount Odin and the Mjollnir Tower. Activities will include Alpine hiking and easy scrambling, glacier travel, facilitation around, leadership development, risk management and group dynamics.

learning outcomes

Our expert instructors will lead participants through novel, real-life experiences that require groups to collaboratively problem-solve through challenges, failure, and success. This course is designed to have a lasting and measurable impact in three key areas:

 

  1. Improved sense of resiliency
  • OBC is building a generation of physically and mentally healthy citizens
  • Participants choose to improve their physical and mental health
  1. Greater leadership skills and social connectedness
  • OBC is teaching the skills needed to succeed at school, work and in life
  • Participants become more confident, collaborative and respectful team members
  1. Stronger connection with nature
  • OBC is promoting greater levels of environmentalism
  • Participants develop stronger life-long connections to the natural world

There will also be a solo experience during the course that provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on their Outward Bound experience and make decisions about their future. Students are given a secluded spot to reflect alone and are monitored by staff to maintain safety.

FUNDING & SUPPORT

Outward Bound Canada is a charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase the ability of Canadian residents experiencing socio-economic barriers to access Outward Bound Canada’s impactful programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers funding designed to assist eligible participants and their families with financial assistance. If you would like to learn more, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page.

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