search and rescue

Search and Rescue

We spent most of a Thursday reviewing map and compass skills as well as discussing in big broad strokes the...

maps compasses and gps

Maps, Compasses, and GPS

I used to hang the map inserts from our National Geographic subscription for decoration on my walls.  I’ve received 2...

Rock Wall, Challenge and High Ropes Courses

I stepped gingerly into two circles of black nylon webbing, cinched them around my quads and double-backed their tails through...

River Touring: Sea Kayaking

Day One: Thursday started off chilly, close to the freezing mark but with warmer temperatures on the way.  We sat...

River Touring: Whitewater Rafting

For our third week of skills, we learned how to guide a whitewater raft down Class I rapids.  This was...

Swiftwater Rescue

Swiftwater Rescue

Skills days at Wilderness Tours (WT) happen on Thursdays and Fridays in the first term.  Otherwise I sit in academic...

Fall Camp

Contrary to popular belief, summer does not end with the Labo(u)r Day weekend.  I re-discovered this the hard way, sweating...

Rockies Mountains

Mountain Life

The insulated quiet of the fresh snowfall was broken by our huffing and puffing as we blazed a trail on...

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