Wilderness Leadership

AE Students at Mt Shucksan Summit,

The Wilderness Leadership emphasis enables students to develop a high degree of expertise in a variety of technical, adventure-based activities. Wilderness Leadership provides students with the skills and ability to guide and instruct others in a safe, enriching, and responsible manner, in activities such as whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, and skiing. this includes accepting wide-ranging responsibilities for the health and well-being of both clients and the environments where the activities take place. In order to support good decision making and appropriate actions, leadership training goes far beyond learning the use of low-impact camping and travel practices. Issues surrounding the environment, economics, culture, ethics, recreational management of public lands, and changing social values and demographics are all part of this competence.


Sample Courses for Wilderness Leadership Emphasis

  • Intermediate Rock Climbing
  • Alpine Mountaineering
  • Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Training
  • Explorers and Geographers
  • Models of Leadership


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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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