Women & Wilderness Leadership Course
Call of the Wild founding owner Carole Latimer and
premiere National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor and
guide Leslie Appling join forces to team-teach this wilderness training
course. They'll share their combined experience of 50 years of guiding.
Both women are members of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame.
This class is designed for the woman contemplating
a career as an outdoor professional, as well as for women who want
to advance their outdoor skills to the guide level. Backpacking
experience is a prerequisite for the course: it is challenging and
not for beginners.
How do you stay warm and dry in a storm, keep your
pack lightweight, or take a hot bath in the wilderness without heating
water over a fire? In this course, you'll find out. But this is
not a "survival" course. You won't learn how to stay alive in the
woods by eating tree bark. Instead, this course will teach self-reliance,
and give you the tools you'll need to become an outdoor leader.
Certification in the NOLS Leave No Trace Trainer
course, map reading, route finding, accident prevention, group dynamics,
wilderness leadership, and outdoor cooking are emphasized. Call
of the Wild guide internships will be available for qualified people
on completion of the course.
- Activity: Wilderness leadership instruction
- Date: To be rescheduled for 2004
- Rating: Challenging
- Cost: $1095
- Deposit: $400