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    NOLS Pacific Northwest Mountaineering and Sailing

    NOLS Pacific Northwest Mountaineering and Sailing

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Canada, United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Sailing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Overview

    Gain mountaineering and sailing skills. Explore the Waddington Range of British Columbia, Canada, a mountain range known for its jagged peaks and huge ice fields and glaciers. You'll also explore the sea, heading to the Strait of Georgia to learn about reading the wind and waves, boat handling, and navigation. Throughout the course, you'll test your growing leadership skills and meet the challenges of this demanding and beautiful place.

    You'll explore the Waddington Range of British Columbia, Canada, a mountain range known for its jagged peaks and huge ice fields and glaciers. You'll also explore the sea, heading to the Strait of Georgia to learn about reading the wind and waves, boat handling, and navigation. 

    If you’re seeking an experience to push your personal growth and enjoy the wilderness in a variety of ways, this is the course for you.

    Features
    *Duration: 38 days
    *Course sections: mountaineering and sailing
    *Average group size: 10 students / 2 instructors
    *Average age: 20 / minimum age: 17
    *Skills: snow, ice, and rock travel; coastal navigation, tides and currents, boat handling
    *Terrain: strenuous off-trail travel on steep terrain and through thick underbrush; inland waters, bays, island archipelagos

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