Ever considered being an instructor for Colorado Outward Bound or the National Outdoor Leadership School? Learn the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to instruct students in the back country and lead an extended expedition.
This hands-on course will give you the basic tools to instruct in mountain environments. Topic: glacial travel, crevasse rescue, traumatic injuries, back country and more.
Field sessions will be held March 2-3; April 6; and April 20-21, 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: Both Lecture and Lab are held on Tuesday nights.
This course is a hands-on Tuesday night course. Field trip dates are:
March 2-3 - Winter Camping and Avalanche Safety
April 6 - Challenge Course Experience
April 20-21 - Backpacking and Rock Climbing
Rodney Ley, M.Ed., is the director of Colorado State's Outdoor Adventure Program. As an outdoor instructor since 1974 Rodney brings over 30 years of guiding, instructing, and leading in the outdoors to his teaching. Rodney has lead international mountaineering trips since 1991, most recently to the Everest region in Nepal (May 2008).
Patrick Rastall, Ph.D., is the director of Colorado State's Pingree Park Mountain Campus and an affiliate faculty member in the Warner College of Natural Resources. He has taught wilderness leadership courses since 1989 and has led over 20 international mountaineering climbing expeditions since 1977 including Denali in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina. Pat has climbed all but one of Colorado's 14ers and twice completed the Leadville 100 race.