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Field Leader Course (Winter)

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT


Prerequisites: You must be 16 years of age or older to take this course and be certified as an OCC FL(Hiking), FL(Paddling) or FL(Equine) leader. It is expected that you will be able to hike up to five km while carrying an eight-kilogram pack over the period of a few hours and that you are skilled in the winter activities you will leading. 

Certification: Those 18 years and older, who successfully complete the course, are designated as having an ‘OCC Field Leader Winter’ certification. Minors are designated as having an ‘OCC Apprentice Field Leader Winter’ certification. (The word Apprentice is automatically dropped on the day the graduate reaches the age of majority.) 

Pre-Course Preparation: Participants are required to read the FL Winter Manual and answer the quizzes at the end of each chapter. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the manual and quizzes.

Course Duration: 8 hours on one day 

Course Format: This course includes a significantly longer field session than previous courses. Most of the time will be spent outside with some indoor activities at the beginning and end of the day. The learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning. 

Course Content: Topics covered include the following in the context of a winter environment: the role/responsibilities of a outdoor leader, creating a winter activity plan using the OCC’s Event Cycle, identifying hazards/cold injuries and mitigation strategies, adaptations to group management and emergency response in cold temperatures, and post trip debriefing and facilitation.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no cancellation fee for COVID-19 related cancellation or postponement. Otherwise, there is a $25 administration fee to cancel up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund available after 7 days prior.

How to Register: https://outdoorcouncil.ca/courses/find-a-course/

For More Information:  kananaskisoutdoorleadercert@gmail.com



March 25
9:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT


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Canmore, Alberta
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