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Mountain Leadership School

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:00AM - Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:00PM

Location

AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.



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Overview

Mountain Leadership School is the AMC's most comprehensive outdoor leadership development program. Individuals take advantage of MLS to learn to safely and confidently enjoy their wilderness experience with minimal impact on the backcountry. The course is applicable to those who hike solo, with friends, or intend to lead groups. Originally conceived to teach personal outdoor leadership in the face of recurring demands for mountain rescue services placed on the National Forestry Service, MLS is now in its 63rd year! What sets MLS apart is its learn by doing method of instruction that will have you actively using your news skills as you acquire them. Experience has shown that is this provides an optimal learning environment. MLS offers multiple levels of instruction so whether you are relatively new to or highly experienced in the outdoors MLS has an offering that is right for you. AMC's five-day Mountain Leadership School is staffed by highly experienced AMC volunteer instructors with vast backcountry experience who keep the curriculum applicable to today's leadership challenges. MLS curriculum includes: •Accident prevention •Emergency scene management •Personal management •Group dynamics & group management •Backcountry navigation •Trip planning •Low-impact travel (Leave No Trace) The MLS for Backpack Leaders program begins with an initial interactive front-country trip preparation for half a day. That afternoon kicks off a five-day backpacking adventure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The backpacking format offers a wilderness setting to learn about and practice personal and group leadership as well as backcountry camping in a remote environment. Students should arrive to the backpacking program equipped with the items in the recommended gear list they will be provided. The curriculum will focus on the interpersonal and technical skills needed to lead a group in the backcountry.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $475 member / $522.50 non-member
*All dinners and breakfasts, lunch on Wednesday and Sunday, instruction, student manual, use of group gear, transportation during the course.

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Mountain Leadership School

Activities

Backpacking
First Aid
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Leadership
Training
Trip Leading

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Challenging

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.