In this course, students will develop technical skills required for effective leadership in a variety of cold weather outdoor activities. Concepts and skills are introduced through presentations, demonstrations, readings and discussions, and are further developed and reinforced through experiential learning in class and on an expedition. Students develop skills in several activities including: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing expedition planning, back country travel and navigation, outdoor cooking and shelter building. The course emphasizes personal and group safety practices and the development of environmental ethics and "no trace" wilderness camping practices. Students have opportunities to develop and demonstrate a variety of outdoor leadership skills. (exp 3) cr 1.5.