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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

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 kate m

Jul 29, 2019

Such a great class! So glad that I took it.

By Maxim B

Jun 27, 2020

This course deserve 5 stars without doubts!

By Beyzanur K

May 4, 2021

Coğrafya bölümü öğrencisiyim, faydalı oldu

By gerald m

Apr 17, 2017

excellent course, much enjoyed the journey


Sep 12, 2020

I liked the course. It was very practical

By Jakub M

Apr 11, 2020

Interesting course and useful information

By Sean G

Jan 16, 2019


By Stacey E

Jun 14, 2020

Excellent course, will highly recommend!


Jan 31, 2019

Fantastic course, I enjoyed it so much.

By Richard R

Aug 8, 2017

Superbly informative and inspirational.

By Martin F

Jul 1, 2021

G​reat course, greetings from Austria!

By Feron W

Jan 20, 2021

Awesome! Did it with the whole family.

By Silvia M

Apr 4, 2020

Awesome course! I highly recommend it!

By Jing W

Jun 2, 2020

Fantastic learning, very informative.

By Adrian L

Sep 21, 2017

Excellent course, more and then some.

By Kevin C

Apr 14, 2017

Great course. Mountains 201? Please!

By Mike B

Apr 3, 2017

Excellent learning experience! Thanks

By Nicolette B

Sep 8, 2020

Thank you. This course is a delight.

By Erik S B

Jul 1, 2020

excellent! Lots of good information.


May 7, 2020

I think It's very good for learning.

By Amanda H

Sep 29, 2019

Very informative and easy to follow.

By Irene S

Apr 11, 2021

I found this an exceptional course.

By Jaap H

Oct 7, 2020

Great course! Thanks David and Zac!

By Gregory Z

May 30, 2020

It's really interesting and usefull

By Laura G

Dec 6, 2017

Lovely course, instructive and fun.