NRRT 351 - Wilderness Instructors

  • 3 credits

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. Topics include avalanche safety, winter camping, risk management, wilderness first aid, wilderness-oriented leadership models, and rock climbing site management.

Field sessions will be held February 17-18, March 31, and April 21, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Both Lecture and Lab are held on Tuesday nights.

Important Information

This course is a hands-on Tuesday night course.

Field trip dates are:

Overnight-Winter Camping/Avalance Awareness

Feb. 17-18

Day Trip Rock Climbing Anchors

March 31

Rock Climbing

April 21


Patrick Rastall
Patrick Rastall

(970) 491-4730 |

Patrick Rastall, Ph.D., Director of Colorado State University 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.

Seth Webb
Seth Webb

Seth is currently the Assistant Director of the Colorado State University Mountain Campus. He is a proud Colorado State Ram alumnus with a B.S. in Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism (’94), and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education (’02). Seth is currently working on his Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) with a focus on Conservation Leadership. Additionally, he is an instructor for the Adventure Tourism graduate certificate program in HDNR.

His background in outdoor education and leadership includes positions as a seasonal outdoor educator, challenge ropes course facilitator, and as resident director for a semester education abroad program in Belize. Seth has traveled around the world on five continents, co-led four CSU expeditions to the Andes Mountains of Argentina, and leads family adventure travel trips to the CSU Todos Santos Center in Mexico. In addition to spending quality time with his family, Seth pursues mountain climbing, backpacking, and trail running, and enjoys reading non-fiction tales of adventure, exploration and travel.