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About the Masterclass
Become an expert at trek planning – whether you need to quickly plan an overnighter or meticulously plan a complex, off-trail expedition – we’ll walk you through every step.
In this self-paced online video course, you’ll learn to plan routes, forecast weather, evaluate terrain, use digital mapping tools, evaluate gear decisions, determine route difficulty ratings, and plan food requirements.
Plan your next dream trek – and be confident that you’ll be safe, comfortable, and have a backcountry experience that will last a lifetime!
This course is taught by Ryan Jordan, Backpacking Light publisher and founder, who has worked professionally as an outdoor educator and wilderness guide for more than 30 years.
- Title: Trek Planning Masterclass
- Presenter(s): Ryan Jordan, Backpacking Light Publisher
- Length: 9 hours 41 minutes (16 videos)
- Enrollment Fee: $97 (FREE to Unlimited Members)
- Module 1 – Introduction (20 minutes)
- Module 2 – High-Level Route Planning (35 minutes)
- Module 3 – Intermediate Route Planning (30 minutes)
- Module 4 – Detailed Route Planning (40 minutes)
- Module 5 – Environmental Forecasting (30 minutes)
- Module 6 – Terrain Assessment (35 minutes)
- Module 7 – Gear (60 minutes)
- Module 8 – Inclement Conditions (30 minutes)
- Module 9 – Hygiene & Hydration (50 minutes)
- Module 10 – Food & Nutrition (25 minutes)
- Module 11 – Zirkel Wilderness: Case Study (Trip Planner) (35 minutes)
- Module 12a – Sherman Range Case Study: High Level Planning (20 minutes)
- Module 12b – Sherman Range Case Study: Intermediate Route Planning (45 minutes)
- Module 12c – Sherman Range Case Study: Detailed Route Planning (60 minutes)
- Module 12d – Sherman Range Case Study: Environmental Forecasting (40 minutes)
- Module 12e – Sherman Range Case Study: Gear and Supplies (40 minutes)
How to Enroll
How do I know where to go after I enroll?
- You’ll receive an email with instructions that include a link to the “room” where the masterclass course videos are available!
Will I have access to the entire course right away?
- Yes! Within minutes of signing up, you can access the entire course and slide deck.
Will the course be free for Unlimited Members?
- Yes, all online courses, including webinars and masterclasses, are free for Unlimited Members. Become an Unlimited Member today.
What will the cost of the course be if I’m not an Unlimited Member?
- This course is available for $97.
How long is the masterclass?
- The course includes 16 modules containing 9 hours 41 minutes of video content.
Who is the course instructor?
- Backpacking Light founder and publisher Ryan Jordan. View Ryan’s author archive here.