Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking & Rock Climbing (14-16) 9 day

blue ridge mountains backpacking & rock climbing

Participants will journey deep into the mountains of Western North Carolina on this backpacking and rock climbing expedition. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, unique rock formations and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.

Sample Course Itinerary
This is only a SAMPLE itinerary only. Adjustments will be made due to weather, programming area availability and group dynamics.
DAY 1: Course start, duffle shuffle, camp craft
DAY 2-3: Backpacking, training expedition, learning navigation and safety skill
DAY 4-5: Rock climbing: climbing, belaying and rappelling
DAY 6: Solo
DAY 7: Backpacking, final expedition, leadership and group independence
DAY 8: Personal challenge event, clean and de-issue gear, graduation ceremony
DAY 9: Course end. Transportation to the airport.