After developing a love of outdoor adventure through previous expeditions, many students decide to strengthen their outdoor, interpersonal, and leadership skills through our capstone Leadership Summit course. Students will gain mastery in outdoor skills like backpacking and mountaineering and take a wilderness medicine certification course. Participants will begin the evolution from student to leader, laying the foundation for planning and executing future outdoor trips or working in the outdoor industry. We limit enrollment so students can dive deeper to improve outdoor leadership, group facilitation, wilderness ethics, environmental education, and team-building initiatives. Leadership Summit graduates also have the opportunity to apply to Adventure Treks’ internship program.
Due to the backcountry and challenging nature of this trip, returning students must be invited to join Leadership Summit, and preference is given to those who have successfully completed Alaska Expedition. All new students or those who haven’t completed the aforementioned trips must have previous backcountry experience (e.g., multi-day backpacking trips) and attend an interview with an Adventure Treks director to ensure a mutually good fit.