NRRT 350 - Wilderness Leadership

  • 3 credits

Ever wonder how to navigate through timber to a rocky point above treeline? Are you willing to spend the night out under the stars in the company of others exploring the value of wilderness experiences?

The Wilderness Leadership course may be the right choice for you. The mountains of Colorado become the classroom for this exploration of wilderness leadership. Being safe and competent in the outdoors requires more than technical skills; it involves a deeper understanding of yourself and others in an adventure context.

Topics include: backpacking, Leave No Trace camping, teamwork, and emergency management; technical skills like rock climbing, mountaineering, wilderness first aid, and expedition planning; group dynamics, mountain safety and accident awareness.


Must register for Lecture and Lab.

Important Information

Field sessions:

September 15-16 Backpacking and Wilderness Navigation

October 13 Rock Climbing Instructional Day


Ethan Billingsley

(970) 491-4994 |

Ethan Billingsley is an alumnus of Warner College – earning his B.S. in natural resource recreation and tourism and his M.S. in human dimensions of natural resources. Prior to joining CSU, Ethan worked as both an educator and guide in many different natural resource based settings, such as, whitewater rafting, horse-packing, and sea kayaking.