Feb 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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OER-3150 Winter Expedition

3 credits
Permission of instructor
This course is designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge associated with winter backcountry travel. Topics may include personal preparation; physical conditioning; equipment selection, use and care; backcountry touring and travel techniques; winter camping skills; shelter construction; thermoregulation and energy conservation techniques; snow science; avalanche assessment; route selection; trip planning; nutrition; and group management skills. Students will be expected to create an interdisciplinary aspect to the course by researching and presenting information on such topics as geology, glaciology, mountain weather, cold weather injuries, ecology, etc. This course involves lecture and an extended expedition. Course topics, travel techniques and venue of the expedition may change annually.



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