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824 reviews

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

May 4, 2021

Entertaining and interesting subject. This course gives us a perfect overview of mountains' importance on our environment and their value to our lives as a human. Thank you for this incredible course.

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 John R

Nov 7, 2020

fun course with a lot of good contemporary knowledge

By Chin M Y

Apr 23, 2020

It's just the most amazing course I've taken online.

By Deleted A

Aug 24, 2018

Excellent class! I am hoping for an advanced course!

By Udai S B

Jun 14, 2021

This was an excellent course, Thank you and Regards

By hamid r

Jan 23, 2021

It's the most exciting and practical course ever...

By Małgorzata R

Oct 25, 2020

Fascinating course. One of my favourites so far! :)

By neha 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 Tamiris A D C

Aug 15, 2021

O curso é excelente, bem didático e informativo.

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!