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839 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

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 Aditya R

Sep 25, 2020

One of the best organized courses i have ever taken in Coursera. Eye opening and Enlightening.

By Dalia B

Jun 3, 2020

very well structured course, and it's packed with lots of information. I enjoyed it very much.

By john p

Nov 4, 2021

this course was very concise and includes most aspects of Mountains and their characteristics

By Ana C R

Jul 16, 2020

Excellent Course! I have learned and reviewed many topics by mountains landscapes. Thank you!

By Casey H

Jan 5, 2021

Great course that anyone in an outdoor program, guide, instructor, etc. should take. Thanks!

By Robert

Sep 9, 2020

Fantastic course, beautifully done, engaging, enriching, and good perspective on the future.

By Hung D T

Aug 20, 2020

Full of well rounded science and perspectives on mountains, its appreciation and protection.

By Daniel C

Mar 15, 2019

The best course out there for Mountain aficionados. Looking forward to taking Mountains 102.

By Jean-Philippe V

Sep 3, 2018

Excellent course, extremely well built! Very informative with interesting "guest speakers".

By albertopincherle

Mar 29, 2017

Really a good course, interesting, well presented and rich of different mountain's aspects!

By Eric E

Aug 27, 2021

Excellent and comprehensive, from the remote human past to the future with climate change.

By Lynn D B

Mar 2, 2021

Fascinating. I loved every bit of this course. I hope to see more like this in the future.


Apr 25, 2020

An excellent course for all the people who loves mountains, nature and outdoor adventures.

By Omar G

Apr 12, 2020

Awesome! So much better than it seemed to be. It just urged me to go to Mountains to camp!

By Dimitra R

Jun 3, 2017

Excellent course, fascinating and incredibly well prepared and well researched. Thank you!

By Dan B

Jan 29, 2021

One of the best insights that I have ever experienced. Great presentations and lecturers

By Arifur R S

Nov 12, 2019

I found very effective and knowledgeable course in Mountain and its biodiversity aspects.

By Pratheeksha S

Jul 10, 2020

Its was an amazing experience to dive deep into the history and geography of MOuntains..

By Anthonia O

Sep 19, 2017

Excellent educative and enlightening with very rich study materials course on mountains.

By Mara p

Jun 28, 2017

Great overview and wonderful reminders to re launch personal interest in various topics.

By Robert S

Mar 23, 2017

Excellent course, very interesting material and great presentation - love the tech-tips.

By Roberto A R H

Sep 3, 2019

Very interesting course about environmental and conditios on Mountaina zones. Excellent

By Barbara S C

Nov 1, 2021

M​ost enjoyble.

I​ really liked all the Canadian references in addition to global ones.

By Natan K

Jan 4, 2021

Really enjoyed this course,

loved the hosts!

Too bad there is no more courses from them

By Ramesh N

Aug 3, 2020

I learnt a lot about mountains . The professors made the course incredibly interesting