Winter Camping Alaska


This course will present students with the skills needed to plan and complete overnight trips during winter conditions. Topics covered include equipment, recognition of winter hazards, modes of travel, camp site selection, camp construction including snow caves, and leave-no-trace ethics. The overnight class outing is designed to introduce students to winter camping skills that can become the foundation of future expeditions.

Must be physically fit and must be able to function in inclement weather.

Required text: The Winter Camping Handbook: Wilderness Travel & Adventure in the Cold-Weather Months: Author: Stephen Gorman; isbn: 978-0881507829.

Optional text: Snow Caves for Fun and Survival, isbn: 978-0979559006


Class times and dates are as follows:

Jan 23, 30, Feb. 6, Wednesday evenings classroom 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Feb 1-3 overnight experience Friday 11:00 a.m.- Sunday 5 p.m.



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