Credits: 3 credits
This course consists of a classroom theory component and two field modules in the fall term. Course content includes theoretical and practical aspects of wilderness travel and is an introduction to the organization of wilderness trips. Theory relates to clothing and equipment, navigation, environmental concerns, travel techniques, route plans and trip planning and field modules that includes navigation, route selection, group management, pacing, minimum impact camping and hazard awareness. This course is the prerequisite for most other introductory level ADVG courses.
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in an Adventure Studies Department supported program. For example, Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree, Adventure Guide Diploma, Adventure Management Diploma, Adventure Sport Certificate, Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Program, or with permission of the instructor
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