go to home page of Call of the Wild, women's adventure travel since 1978

"yep, I see the trail"

"this should help..."

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 with
    backpacking trip
  • Date: To be rescheduled for 2004
  • Rating: Challenging
  • Cost: $1095
  • Deposit: $400

If you have questions, call or e-mail us. (Note: We will not give out your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address to others.)


Phone: 510.849.9292
Toll-free outside California: 888.378.1978
Fax: 510.644.3811
E-mail: trips@callwild.net
Mailing address: Call of the Wild,
2519 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94708
Home URL: http://www.callwild.net
© Copyright 2000 by Call of the Wild