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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 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.

By Jonathan D

Apr 19, 2017

Great content, very well organized.

By José D C F

Sep 11, 2020

Pretty good course, easy to follow

By Brad F

Jun 27, 2020

Very pleasant learning experience.

By Andre P

Jul 3, 2017

Great course! Instructive and fun!

By Claire M

May 24, 2020

Very interesting and informative!

By Lauren P

May 11, 2020

Excellent and fascinating course!

By Dong D

Sep 10, 2017

Great Course, Excellent Materials

By Andrew E B

Apr 13, 2017

good good course love the details

By Kel W

Sep 24, 2020

A wonderfully integrated course.

By ravi r

Jul 25, 2020

A course I looked for since long

By Hannah G

Jul 9, 2020

Great course really interesting!

By Daan v d N

May 29, 2017

Great introduction to mountains!

By Máximo H M

Jul 8, 2020

A great journey about mountains

By Devnil N

May 15, 2020

very good, i liked it very much

By David F

Apr 18, 2020

Great diversity of information!

By Jim T

Mar 28, 2017

Well thought out and presented.