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    High Mountain Institute Gap: Climbing and Conservation in Patagonia and the American West

    High Mountain Institute Gap: Climbing and Conservation in Patagonia and the American West

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    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Argentina, Chile, United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: September
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Hotel, Tents
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Overview

     

    Explore the American West and Patagonia through rock climbing and hands-on conservation work with the High Mountain Institute.

     

    Our climbing and conservation semester is an amazing opportunity to advance your climbing skills toward independence while participating in real-world conservation work in the areas you visit. 

    • Develop and practice beginner to advanced skills in sport, traditional, and multi-pitch climbing at world-class destinations.
    • Summit iconic sandstone towers and remote alpine walls, while also working toward your own personal goals.
    • Learn to comfortably live, travel, and rock climb in the wilderness and international destinations.
    • Investigate pressing conservation issues in partnership with land managers and environmental organizations to protect and restore these wild places.
    • Travel with a group of 8-12 students and 3 faculty committed to a community of shared responsibility, making lifelong friendships while advancing your leadership and communication skills.
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