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Mountains 101­­ is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Specifically, we'll study the geological origins of mountains, how they’re built-up and worn-down over time; we’ll learn about their importance for biodiversity and water cycles, globally and locally; we’ll explore their cultural significance to societies around the globe, and how that relationship has evolved over time; and we’ll learn how mountains are used, how they’re protected, and how today they’re experiencing rapid change in a warming climate.

At the end of each lesson, Mountains 101 will also provide learners with some smart tricks -- Tech Tips -- to safely enjoy time in the high alpine environment: from how to pick the best footwear for hiking to making smart decisions in avalanche terrain.

We’ll be delivering your online lessons from valley bottoms to mountaintops, from museums and labs, to alpine huts and other spectacular alpine sites, and we’ll do so with the help of a whole host of experts.

We invite you to join us for this online adventure! The mountains are calling...

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I am hoping to train more for my ski instructor certification this year.

But i am doing 'mountains 101' during the pandemic https://www.coursera.org/learn/mountains-101

aynyc
PSIA/CSIA? Or you mean AMGA/IFMGA?
dominotw
PSIA yeah
aynyc
Cool! I didn’t realize they require you to know that stuff. But it’s great to know that. Mountain and Avalanche training should be a requirement for PSIA.
dominotw
Oh they don't. I am just doing it for my own benefit.
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