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These programs involve light activities, which require minimal physical abilities, such as group games or short day hikes. Camping in established campgrounds may be included. Previous experience is not needed and instructors will teach beginner level skills based on the programs’ activities.
In these programs students should expect to be physically active throughout the day. Hiking may include off-trail terrain and carrying backpacks weighing 30-40lbs. Overnight camping in remote/backcountry locations may be included. Students learn and utilize more technical skills in these programs. Technical skills may include by are not limited to: Knot tying, shelter building, water disinfection, backcountry camping, belaying, rappelling, etc.
These programs are extended in length, generally over 6 days. Students will likely be hiking 3 to 5 miles a day, traveling over uneven terrain with backpacks weighing 35-45 lbs. Students will learn how to travel in and manage technical terrain such as drainage crossings and boulder fields. It’s recommended that students have been engaging in other physical activities prior to starting a level lll program.