At No Plans Adventures we believe in our mission to make the world accessible to everyone. One way we do that is by passing our knowledge on to you in a way that it can be applied immediately. The courses below are NOT accredited certifications, but instead are educational adventures designed to pass our knowledge on to you in a fun and affordable way.
Prices listed below are standard starting rates per person with double occupancy. If you are a solo traveler or have a group of 3 or more, contact us for a personalized quote. Don't forget to enroll in Arctic Circle for member exclusive discounts on all NoPlans guided adventures!

BACK-COUNTRY HIKING BEGINNER

7-9 days

Back-country hiking allows us to access remote and pristine wilderness otherwise inaccessible. This beginner level course takes place during a 5 day 30 mile trek where we'll talk about and implement the fundamentals of choosing the right gear, fitting/organizing a pack, weight distribution, meal planning, trail research, building a hiking itinerary, leave no trace principles, and basic safety precautions. Upon completing this course you will know if back-country hiking is for you!

Prerequisites: Moderate level of fitness and a love for the outdoors!

Standard price per person for double occupancy:
$1320pp

BACK-COUNTRY HIKING INTERMEDIATE

7-9 days

During this intermediate level back-country hiking course, we will spend 5 days covering 50 miles while delving deeper into the fundamental skills covered in the beginner course as well as incorporating new ones. In addition to expanding on beginner level skills, we will also learn the basics of navigation (reading topo, using landmarks, compass use, etc), group emergency procedures, proper food storage, wildlife protocols, and picking the right trail for you. Upon successful completion of this course you will feel competent to go hike safely and enjoyably in the back-country with other experienced hikers.

Prerequisites: High level of fitness, day hiking experience, and overnight camping experience.

Standard price per person for double occupancy:
$1470pp

BACK-COUNTRY HIKING ADVANCED

7-9 days

In our most advanced and in depth course of the "Back-Country Hiking" series, you will learn to build a route incorporating several individual trails by using topo maps as well as the GPS program Gaia. In addition, we will cover advanced skills such as self rescue, food and water rationing, orienteering, basic survival skills, and risk to benefit ratio analysis. Upon successful completion of this course you will feel competent to plan and lead a multi-night hike with less experienced hikers in unfamiliar territory.

Prerequisites: High level of fitness, Back-Country Hiking Intermediate Course or previous back-country hike with NoPlans.

Standard price per person for double occupancy:
$1570pp
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