Leaders of Tomorrow
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Glacier training high on Mt. Shuksan. Dylan Taylor
The American Alpine Institute's Leaders of Tomorrow program is the only comprehensive program available in North America designed to train young people in the arts of climbing and alpinism, while simultaneously providing students with strategic planning skills and a life-long appreciation of wild places.
The American Alpine Institute's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program utilizes mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, stewardship and outdoor adventure to develop decision making and judgment skills for young leaders. While learning new and exciting technical skills, LOT places students in a position to organize and identify strategies and to make key decisions. In this process students will acquire the confidence required to clearly identify needed outcomes, to develop effective strategic plans for accomplishing goals, and to inspire others into action.
Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing in Washington Pass. Andy Stephen
LOT courses effectively develop the confidence and knowledge of how and when to step into a leadership role with a vision. The skills and understanding that one gains will be applicable to personal activities among friends, in the diverse challenges of university life, and later in your chosen career. In the repeated processes of learning how to get yourself and a group successfully to the top of a series of complex mountains, you'll also learn how to effectively address challenges that you meet in life.
The guides and instructors at AAI are among America's most accomplished outdoor educators and climbing instructors. They don't just theorize about leadership. They are true leaders in their profession. All AAI guides are formally trained climbing and mountaineering guides, hold Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator certifications, hold Wilderness First Responder First Aid Certifications and have AIARE Avalanche and Avalanche Rescue Training.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Cost and Dates
A Leaders of Tomorrow group celebrates on the summit of Mt. Baker. Dawn Glanc
9-Day Program Dates:
- Jul 12 - Jul 20, 2022
- Aug 02 - Aug 10, 2022
16-Day Program Dates:
- Jul 12 - Jul 27, 2022
- Aug 2 - Aug 17, 2022
Max Ratio - 4:1 or 8:2 (Climber:Guide)
Capacity - 8
Inclusions and Exclusions
This is an "all inclusive" program. The following items are included in the price:
- Climbing and Camping Permits
- Camping for every Program Day
- Food (Backcountry, Frontcountry and Restaurant Food)
- Travel During the Program (AAI will provide a van for the duration of the course.
- All Program Rentals.
- Transportation from the Seattle Airport to Bellingham or Transportation from the Bellingham Airport to AAI's Headquarters.
- All Group Equipment.
Excluded from the price is travel to the Seattle or Bellingham Airport, personal equipment/clothing, and guide gratuities.