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Mountain Leadership School: Backpack Leaders


Jun 13, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018
08:30 AM until 02:00 PM


Appalachian Mountain Club's five-day Mountain Leadership School curriculum includes:

•Accident prevention

•Emergency scene management

•Personal management

•Group dynamics & group management

•Backcountry navigation

•Trip planning

•Low-impact travel (Leave No Trace)

The MLS for Backpack Leaders program begins with an initial interactive front-country trip preparation day followed by a group dinner and accommodation the first evening at the AMC Highland Center. The following morning commences a four-day backpacking adventure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The backpacking format offers a wilderness setting to learn about and practice personal and group leadership as well as backcountry camping in a remote environment. Students should arrive to the backpacking program equipped with the items in the recommended gear list they will be provided. The curriculum will focus on the interpersonal and technical skills needed to lead a group in the backcountry. Scholarships for active chapter leaders are available! Please contact for an application.


Adult: $444 member / $494 non-member


View map Highland Center, White Mountains
U.S. 302
Bretton Woods, NH

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