This course provides an overview of the field skills for the developing outdoor leader. Students are introduced to wilderness travel, outdoor living, navigation, environmental ethics, and leadership. This course is the foundation from which all other skills courses will build. Students will develop skills for planning and managing hiking activities to lead a one-day trip into basic hiking terrain. Successful students will earn the Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader (Hiking) Certification.
REC 148 is equivalent to REC 157. Duplicate credit will not be granted for this course and REC 157.
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