Bear Pole Expeditions Rocky Mountain High Adventure, Grades 9/10
Rocky Mountain High Adventure is Bear Pole’s pinnacle program, an introduction to mountaineering and outdoor leadership. Hike and backpack through the Colorado backcountry along the Continental Divide. Summit high peaks and enjoy the stunning scenery of the high Rockies. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting with your group of friends. Develop the skills essential for a safe and enjoyable group experience in the outdoors. Orienteering and route-finding • Stream crossings • Shelter construction • Outdoor cooking • Plant identification • Wilderness 1stAid • Learn to live in harmony with nature. Gain confidence, in yourself and in your ability to handle challenging situations. Feel supported by knowledgeable instructors guiding your journey. Develop leadership capabilities and learn to work as a team. What is required for participation in High Adventure? Participants will have a more enjoyable experience if you are in good physical condition. A program of hiking or running prior to camp can be helpful. Beyond that, simply a sense of adventure, an open mind, and an understanding that each participant’s input and cooperation is essential for the group’s success. Living in the outdoors, hiking through beautiful terrain, swimming in mountain streams, the smell of pine and sage carried by the wind, camping out and working together; these things change you. Get ready for the time of your life!