Snow and Ice
Every Outward Bound course is challenging, but ever-changing weather conditions and the unpredictable nature of frozen terrain make winter expeditions particularly demanding and exciting. On a winter expedition, you might visit areas with vast frozen lakes and towering forests draped in snow and ice. Or you might come to know the joy of carving fresh tracks in the pristine snow on a remote mountainside. You will definitely learn how to live day-to-day in this rugged, forbidding environment. In the muffled stillness of a fresh snowfall, you'll hear the sound of self-reliance and a newfound confidence.
Working as a team, you travel on backcountry skis or snowshoes through these wild and beautiful landscapes. Learn the basics of avalanche safety, trail navigation through ice and snow, how to build a fire to prepare your meals, how to find water even when the temperature is very low, and how to use snow as insulation. You may even learn how to build a wood-fired sauna to rejuvenate your body after a day of cold-weather activities.
When you embark on a winter journey, you'll explore an environment and meet a challenge that most can only imagine. And when you emerge from this experience you will know that there is little that life can hand you that you can't handle.