Each NOLS mountaineering course is designed to deliver the fundamental skills you need to travel in high-altitude landscapes. You’ll develop mountaineering skills like rope handling, traveling over mixed glaciated terrain, and building anchors with an ice axe or other tools.
Depending on the course, you may encounter a mix of rock, snow, and ice, in which case you'll spend time learning about technical rock climbing, snow or winter camping, or extended glacier travel. No matter what, you’ll find a variety of challenges in every mountain environment to push you and challenge you.
Whether you're interested in exploring glacial environments, mastering ice and snow climbing techniques, embarking on classic climbs, or learning essential wilderness survival skills, our courses offer all climbers something.