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Course Details

In this online course, you’ll learn about the unique perspective of backpacking gear, skills, and philosophy from viewpoint of women. Our goal is to help you build competence and confidence to help women thrive in the backcountry and do so with safety and comfort.

Bonus: Enroll before November 9 to join Anna Swarts and Ryan Jordan for a private live online Q&A (November 9, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM US MST) with course participants (this session will be recorded and made available as its own module after the live event is completed). Course participants will receive the live event link via email on the morning of the 9th.

Course Curriculum

Module 1

Women’s Backpacking Introduction

Module 2

Barriers to Participation

Module 3

The Benefits of Backpacking for Women

Module 4


Module 5

Competency and Confidence

Module 6


Module 7

Sleeping Systems

Module 8

Backpacking Trip Gear

Module 9


Module 10


Module 11

Next Steps

Module 12

Women’s Backpacking: Live Q&A Event