Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We may need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.
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In addition to technical skills, Outward Bound instructors will teach and facilitate the interpersonal skills that will allow the group to function effectively as a team to accomplish set goals. Outward Bound courses are team environments where students work closely together to travel, navigate and camp every day. Throughout Outward Bound’s 50-year history and into the present, we strive to deliver new perspective on compassion and being of service to others.
Most mountaineering courses include the opportunity for a peak attempt. Peak attempts are daylong enterprises often entailing pre-dawn starts. Peak attempts on this course typically require the use of technical gear.
As the last days of the course draw near, students will be able to maximize their independence and decision making as instructors empower them to use newly acquired confidence and skills to make the decisions that will see students through the final days of their adventure.
Each Outward Bound course in Washington includes a solo experience. Instructors thoughtfully manage a solo so that it is a time when students can relax from the physical and mental rigors of the course and spend some time reflecting upon the experience. While students will be largely alone during this time, they will be camping close to the instructor base camp and instructors will check on students regularly. Our courses also include a service component. Service projects range widely depending on the course, but may include projects such as trail repair, removal of invasive species, assisting at our local food bank farm or doing repairs at our community non-profit nursing home.
Successful completion of this course demands mastery of skills, trust, fitness, confidence, tenacity, leadership, initiative and compassion. The promotion of these qualities and the discovery of what strengths within a student is the purpose of Outward Bound.
North Cascades Advanced Mountaineering - (Ages 16+)
This course is designed for young adults with previous backpacking, rock climbing or mountaineering experience, this course is also well suited for Outward Bound alumni who want to continue their technical and personal skills development. Dive into an intensive curriculum that focuses on leadership, character development and an ethic of service as you explore high mountain meadows and some of the most famous alpine climbing and backpacking routes in the United States. Mountaineering is distinct from backpacking in that peak attempts require technical assistance and the travel may be more challenging.