Course Fee: Plan Like A Pro


In this online course we’ll guide you through a comprehensive planning framework to prepare your first backpacking trip, next trip, or dream dream. Most notably, you will learn to:

  • Research likely environmental and route conditions;
  • Select appropriate gear;
  • Plan and prepare meals;
  • Assemble a navigation system of maps, resources, and tools; and,
  • Gain requisite skills and fitness for your itinerary.

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Note: Do not pay for this course if you are also applying for a guided trip. As part of your trip you will complete a similar online course, but its cost is included in the trip cost.


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Note to international students:

If you experience difficulty paying for the course, specifically because the billing address must be US-based, you can enter my address as a workaround.

  • 3909 Apache Ct E
  • Boulder, CO 80303

Additional information


Session 1 (starts Jan 31), Session 2 (starts Feb 28), Session 3 (starts Mar 28), Session 4 (starts Apr 25)