OCC Field Leader HIKE + WINTER
This 2.5 day course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day in BOTH summer and winter environments. Students will be required to read a 60 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the course. Course length is 16 hours. Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain as defined in the Outdoor Council of Canada's Matrices. The Winter module expands the scope of practice to cold weather environments. The scope of practice for the FL (Hiking) and FL (Winter) graduate can be found Here.
This 2.5 day course (approx. 20 hours) takes place in a mixed indoor and outdoor venue. Day 1 is an evening ZOOM session to start the course and Days 2 and 3 is in class-room and on a local trail.
We operate our courses rain or shine, UNLESS our guide(s) deem it unsafe due to lightning or heavy rains and/or unsafe water conditions such as high waves or strong winds. We typically adjust the course to remain safe. We MAY cancel tours due to low enrolment if we have less than 4 participants.
In light of this, any cancelations initiated by Wilderland Adventure Co. will be fully refunded.
Cancelations initiated by participants are subject to the following terms:
1. Cancelations made more than 21 days in advance of the tour start date are fully refundable.
2. Cancellations made 21 to 14 days in advance of the course start date will forfeit a $25 cancellation fee, and will receive refund of remaining balance paid.
3. Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the course start date will forfeit any balance payments made.