Advanced Adventurer is a six-day course based on the concept of “self-rescue” or “assisted self-rescue”. This course demands more of the adventurer than the Basic Adventurer course physically and mentally. Your skills and abilities will be tested in this dynamic course that explores the stress factors of a true survival situation. Instructors will coach you through scenarios and decisions that will eventually lead to your rescue. The largest obstacles lie within, and conquering those are the real challenge. Psychology of survival, emergency action shelters, water procurement & filtration, fire craft, land navigation (with and without map/compass), first-aid kits, dynamic thinking, and signaling will be covered through a series of scenarios and experiences to provide more depth of understanding. Adventurers will camp in emergency shelters in varied terrain and carry all food, water, and equipment in their backpack. Bring food, a positive attitude, the drive to survive, and prepare to effect your own rescue!
6 days / 5 nights
Cripple Creek, CO
While anyone can take this class, we recommend previous wilderness training of some sort, either our Basic Adventurer or Wilderness Weekends course, or a similar course from another school. This is an adult course, but adventurers age 14-18 welcome if accompanied by an adult.
This course takes place entirely at our property outside of Cripple Creek. Adventurers will sleep in primitive shelters on site, as well as build their own emergency shelters.