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 25-26, April 8, and April 22-23, 2017.

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:

Winter Camping - Quinzhee Building - Cameron Pass: Feb. 25-26, 2017

Rock Climbing Anchors: April 8, 2017

Rock Climbing and Backpacking Weekend, April 22-23, 2017


Rodney Ley
Rodney Ley

(970) 491-0964 |

Rodney Ley, M.Ed. Is the director of Outdoor Programs for Campus Recreation. An avid outdoor leader since 1974, Rodney brings over 30 years of guiding, instructing, and trip leading to his teaching style. Rodney has led several international mountaineering trips and has been active in the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) since 1994.

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.