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About the Course

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......

Top reviews

Feb 11, 2021

Great fun, I really enjoyed this course. Sometimes the dialogue was somewhat repetitive but overall you can see a lot of effort went into finding experts and giving quality, accompanying video clips.

Dec 22, 2017

So interesting! So well made, every lesson is thought out the interactive mountain map was a joy to complete each time! Incredibly thoughtful and sensitive to every aspect that touches the mountains.

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By Neha G B

Sep 5, 2020

This course is excellent. I learnt many new things.

By Attila F

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent and interesting material, well presented.

By Oscar P

Apr 18, 2017

Comprehensive and very enjoyable! I learned a lot.

By Lisa E

Apr 3, 2021

Loved this course! Well done and very interesting.

By Valeria B

Nov 21, 2020

Very complete and interesting information. Thanks!

By Ehab S

Aug 7, 2020

interesting and enjoyable, very informative course

By Nipun F

Jun 28, 2020

Very very good course , I enjoyed that , great job

By Marike S

Aug 25, 2017

I loved this course, it was extremely interesting!


Jun 4, 2020

Good course helps to gain knowledge on mountains.

By Sarath D

Apr 21, 2020

Very insightful and thoroughly interesting topic!

By Xiang J

Jan 10, 2019

if you like outdoor activities, It's pretty good.

By Chris B

Dec 16, 2017

Excellent course. Informative and well presented.

By Martin S

Apr 9, 2017

What an amazing course, thank you so very much !!

By Ninja N

Mar 27, 2017

Very diverse and interesting course, well-taught!

By Anne L

Dec 18, 2020

Excellent course! Loved the pictures and guests!

By Michele B

Sep 11, 2020

Very informative with knowledgeable instructors.

By Chris K

Jun 6, 2020

informative, eye opening and stunning. Thank you

By Marie-Pier L

Apr 11, 2017

Awesome course, really interesting for everyone!

By Ajay C

Mar 22, 2017

Great course. Very informative and entertaining.

By julie t

Jun 24, 2020

A superb blend of science, history and culture.

By Sai N D B

May 21, 2020

amazing ,amazing

thanks a lot

very great course


Nov 19, 2020

Excellent course - interesting and informative

By Suzi D

Jun 30, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thanks so much!

By Eñaut I E

Apr 12, 2021

Thanks for the incredible course!! Great job!

By Joan V M

Feb 8, 2019

Amazing! I enjoyed and learned a lot, thanks!