On the Land

Register for trips and classes through out Online Portal or at the Outdoor Program, which is located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center near Washington-Grizzly stadium.  Call (406) 243-5172 for more information.

Intro to Mountaineering                             

February 26, 2017                           

Register by: February 22, 2017

Pre-trip Meeting:  Feb. 23, 5 p.m.

Cost: $50 Includes Instruction, ice axes, transportation.

An introduction to mountaineering. We will be teaching trip planning, self-arrests, rope travel and how to build basic snow anchors.

Backpacking Trip, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah                     

March 19-25, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 8th and 15th - 5pm-6pm                           

Cost: $375 Includes transportation, park fees, & leaders               

Register by:  March 8, 2017

Spring Break! You cannot find a better way to spend your vacation than in the beautiful desert of Capitol Reef National Park. Spend a week backpacking through a remote area in the Utah desert, it is one of the least utilized national parks. You will navigate your way through narrow slot canyons and high desert walls. It is a trip you will never forget.

Bike Maintenance Class                              

April 11, 13, 18 & 20   6-8 pm at the ODP                               

Register by: April 10th

Cost: $50 Includes instruction, bench, and tools

This is a hands on introduction to bicycle maintenance and mechanics. Students will be able to fine tune their derailleurs, brakes, bearings, and learn the art of wheel truing. Also, each student will obtain the knowledge needed to take their own bikes apart in order to clean, lube, and grease all the moving parts.

Mountaineering and Trekking in the Andes, Huaraz, Peru                                                           

August 3-18th, 2017  

Cost: $2,500 Includes guides, food, gear, park fees (not plane ticket)

This price may be reduced depending on trip enrollment.                            

$200 deposit due by: April 3, 2017 and total payment due by May 1st.                    

FREE promotional slide show Q & A session on Feb 1st at 5pm at the ODP

The trip has changed people’s lives! Ask anyone that has attended...the trip starts out with some acclimatization hikes in the areas around Huaraz. The trip then goes on a four day long trek on one of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca - the Santa Cruz Trek. It is 4 days long and approximately 30 miles of trail, the trek includes views of spectacular glaciated peaks, alpine valleys, scattered quenual forests and crosses 1 pass of 14,700 feet.  With donkeys helping carry the load, the trek is made even more enjoyable and one can focus their attention on acclimatization instead of how heavy their pack feels at altitude.  Navigationally speaking, the route is easy to follow and additionally, if there are questions the donkey driver knows the way.   In regards to the mountaineering course, this course will prepare participants with little to no mountaineering experience to be contributing members of a climbing team by first taking a careful look at the many hazards that snow covered mountains offer, then systematically learning the skills and techniques to combat these dangers.  A peak climb objective is included to provide participants with a supervised climbing experience, where they can take the lead (as appropriate) of the climb, with an instructor supporting and advising as necessary. 

AERIE Backcountry Wilderness Classes 

"The WFA 16 hour (with optional 4 hour CPR) course provides a great introduction to wilderness medicine for anyone spending time in the outdoors. The course focuses on injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term injury management, improvised splint and litter construction and environmental emergencies.  Available for one credit as HHP 195 course.

Aerie's 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care for injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun. Available for two credits as HHP 249.

200+ hour Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician course includes: WEMT – 2 years, National Registry EMT-Basic – 2 years, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR 2-years, Avalanche Awareness, Swiftwater Rescue First Responder – 3 years.  Available for 3 credits as HHP 331."


Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of Montana's Campus Recreation trips are permitted on the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Clearwater National Forests (Clause VII.B.). The UM Outdoor Program is partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association, Trout Unlimited, The Access Fund and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.