COURSE OVERVIEW

Course Number

NPGL-381

Date

January 17, 2023 - March 29, 2023

leadership semester - Spring

Students will embark on the adventure of a lifetime on this 72-day, multi-region, international semester course as they summit peaks in Patagonia, journey by river through the canopied forests and barrier islands of Florida, and complete their expedition by climbing rock faces in the lush, rolling, mountains of Western North Carolina.

Background Reading

Here are some books that we encourage you to read as you start planning for your course:

Technical Skills

  • Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills by Don Graydon and Kurt Hanson
  • The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook by Jeff Isaac
  • Leave No Trace: A Practical Guide to the New Wilderness Ethic by Annette McGivney
  • Knots & Ropes for Climbers by Duane Raleigh and Mike Clelland
  • The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook by Glenn Randall
  • The Outward Bound Map & Compass Handbook by Glenn Randall

Florida Everglades Culture/History/Natural Environment

  • Liquid Land by Ted Levin
  • Ten Thousand Islands by Randy Wayne Wright
  • The Swamp by Michael Grunwald
  • Stolen Water by W. Hodding Carter

Patagonia Culture/History/Natural Environment

  • Patagonia: Images of a Wild Land by David Neilson
  • The Last Cowboys at the End of the World: The Story of the Gauchos of Patagonia by Nick Reding
  • Patagonia: The Last Wilderness by Axel Bos and Daniel Rivademar