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Backcountry Track

This is the generic track, designed for hiking or backpacking trips, including any ORC or backcountry NSO trip.

To become certified at each level, you must complete and record all pre-requisites, courses, and experiences listed under that level. Record your courses and experiences on Summit, and then submit a request for level completion to receive your certification. See 'Who Can Lead What' for a description of what trips each level can lead. 


 Assistant Leader


OE Leader Training

Minimum CPR/First-Aid Certification 


Participate on two CC Outdoor Ed trips (includes NSO or ORC trips) 

Backcountry Leader


Certified Assistant OE Leader


Backcountry Leader Training

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)


Lead one overnight backcountry trip

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Academic Year Hours

Ahlberg Gear House

MON-THURS: 2-6pm
FRI: 12:30-2:30pm

CLOSED: Block Break

Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym

MON-WEDS: 4-10pm
THURS: 4-9pm

SUN: 6-9pm

Bike and Ski Co-op

MON-THURS: 3-5pm

CLOSED: Block Break