Short Programs

Not everybody can take off for long multi-day expeditions into the wilderness and we understand how difficult it can be to find time in our busy lives to get away for even short time periods. These 3, 5, and 7-day programs offer technical skills training and wilderness adventure in some of the most unique areas of North America.

You’ll still get into the backcountry and have time to experience the wildness and beauty of these settings, while also learning the essential skills for safe exploration. These programs are condensed versions of our longer courses, where we cover the major skill sets necessary for recreating in the backcountry. The skills you will learn can serve as a springboard into larger expeditions, enrich the trips you already do, or give you the technical expertise for confident wilderness travel.

Contact us for more info regarding any of our short programs!

Mountaineering
Alaska and Utah & Nevada
3, 5, and 7 days

Develop your technical mountaineering skills in one of these incredible mountain areas of North America. The mountains of the Wasatch or the extensive ice cap of Alaska are ideal settings to develop expedition climbing skills.

 

Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering
Alaska and Utah & Nevada
3, 5, and 7 days

The untold variety of first descent options in Alaska and the sun filled days of the Wasatch range provide excellent locations for developing ski and snowboard mountaineering skills. These shorter programs access these amazing ranges and focus on technical skill development and avalanche awareness.

 

Sea Kayaking
Alaska and Mexico
3, 5, and 7 days

Imagine practicing technical rescues in open water, snorkeling in warm azure inlets and hiking along remote island beaches in the Sea of Cortez. Glacier Bay National Park and the Inside Passage offer some of the best sea kayaking found in North America.

 

Rock Climbing
Alaska and Utah & Nevada
3, 5, and 7 days

Top-roping on granite slabs, perfecting technique on off-width cracks, and multi-pitch faces are some examples of the quality and variety of rock in Utah and Alaska. Develop your technical skills on vertical rock!

 

Ice Climbing
Alaska and Utah & Nevada
3, 5, and 7 days

Long frozen waterfalls of Utah and undulated faces of glacial ice in Alaska are both exceptional setting for developing technical ice climbing skills. Learn about ice anchors, vertical climbing technique, rope management and more on these intensive ice courses.

 

Backpacking & Canyoneering
Utah & Nevada
3, 5, and 7 days

The Utah Desert is one of the more remote areas in the continental United States. Between Canyonlands National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument there exists a landscape of red rock canyons, high mesas, lush river valleys and sandstone bluffs. This area offers varied terrain for exciting backpacking and technical canyoneering.

 

Contact us for more info regarding any of our short programs!

The untold variety of first descent options in Alaska and the sun filled days of the Sierra provide excellent locations for developing ski and snowboard mountaineering skills. These shorter programs access these amazing ranges and focus on technical skill development and avalanche awareness.