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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 Gonzalo R C

Jul 23, 2020

Estoy muy feliz de haber completado este curso, cada clase esta hecha a la perfección!

By John B

Oct 25, 2021

Very comprehensive and resourceful. I now enjoy and respect the mountains even more.

By Rene D

Dec 26, 2020

Great course for anyone who lives next to and appreciates the amazement of mountains.

By Jack P

Aug 26, 2020

Totally inspirational to continue learning about our great global asset of mountains.

By Alina B

Sep 30, 2018

Excellent lectures, with a variety of guest speakers. Good accompanying map activity.

By Kyle S

Sep 9, 2018

What a fantastic introduction to mountains and mountain knowledge! I learned so much!

By Sherman C

Jan 25, 2018

Great amazing and entertaining course. Not to mention educational and a mind opener.

By Layne P K

Mar 20, 2017

Excellent course with an abundance of information that everyone should made aware of.

By Mateusz B

Nov 11, 2020

A general pleasant course about mountains touching on many different related aspect.

By Turkan M

Jun 27, 2020

Thank you very much for each lesson. I gained a lot of knowledge through this course

By Rachel J

Mar 19, 2020

Very informative! Great instructors, cameos, and guest speakers from across Canada!

By Mark T

Sep 30, 2019

Loved this course! Very knowledgeable instructors who have a passion for mountains!

By James M

Mar 22, 2018

Great Course! Interesting and topical subject material by two engaging presenters.

By Tarron D

Jun 20, 2017

Great quality content and videos. Really enjoyed the tech tips and interactive map.

By Lisa T

Feb 14, 2021

Very enjoyable and informative. Thank you, I've learned so much these past weeks.

By Eduardo H K

Jul 7, 2020

Un curso bastante completo y con un orden cronológico de temas muy bien efectuado.


Feb 1, 2019

I love to learn and this course was awesome and really good learning experience !

By Lynn B

Feb 27, 2017

I thouroughly enjoyed this course. It was very informative and well put together.

By Sara C O

Jul 16, 2020

Was something incredible, i learned a lot. Thank you for this amazing experience!

By Makasi P K

May 19, 2020

The course is very interesting and it reminds us our duty to protect our nature .

By Cherlyn J

Jul 27, 2020

Loved this course! The instructors were top notch always keeping it interesting.

By Mark

Jan 20, 2019

Very thorough and informative, well presented and thought out course; well done!


Jan 28, 2018

it was amazing! thank you so much for this course! Congratulations from Spain =)

By Sarah D

Mar 30, 2017

Fantastic course for anyone who loves mountains. A great base for future study.

By Xinyi H

Apr 14, 2021

a good course to get more knowledge about the environment and natural science.