Level 2 Instructor Courses

Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor Course – American Alpine Institute

Date: July 24th – 28th, 2023


Course Description: Every time we step into the backcountry we have an impact. We walk on terrain that may be changed by our method of travel. We build our campsites in fragile alpine environments, cook food that entices wild animals, and manage our own waste. The Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor Course was designed to help you mitigate these impacts and to teach others how to do the same.


This course provides participants with extensive training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics, as well as outdoor education and teaching skills in an outdoor classroom setting. Those who successfully complete the course will have the skills to provide Leave No Trace educational programming to their own student participants. This is an essential course for those who work extensively in the outdoors as teachers, volunteers, rangers, instructors and guides.


This season we are offering our classic AAI Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor backpacking course. The first day of this program begins in a classroom, introducing the course and schedule, providing in-depth information on the overall Leave No Trace program, reviewing gear and packing. The remaining days are spent in the field on a backcountry trip, putting the principles of Leave No Trace into practice.


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About AAI: The American Alpine Institute has a mission “to provide world-class mountain education, exceptional guided experiences and to inspire natural preservation.” The Leave No Trace Level 2 Instructor Course allows us to relish in every aspect of our mission. We are able to provide high-end training in a mountainous environment in wilderness preservation and ethics.


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