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831 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 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.

By Rob G

Jun 16, 2020

Thank you this was awesome :-)

By Gail M

Apr 26, 2021

Wonderful course - thank you!

By Carrie S

Jul 26, 2020

Absolutely worthwhile. Do it.

By Abby

Mar 12, 2019

Informative and interesting!

By Egor G

Jan 20, 2021

awesome course

many thanks!

By Russell E B

Oct 23, 2020

Really enjoyed this class!

By Mark G

Aug 28, 2020

Can I give this 10 STARS?


Jun 15, 2020

Nice course and I like it

By Eli

Sep 26, 2021

F​undemental and useful!

By Jingtian Z

Dec 26, 2020

The course is very good!

By Lasata S

Jul 26, 2020

very informative and fun

By Elisabeth D M H

Apr 28, 2020

Interesting and diverse.

By Giacomo M

May 23, 2019

Keep loving Mountains <3

By Hasan A

Feb 9, 2021

best course i ever took

By Rose F

Nov 24, 2020

thank you, great class.

By Marketa P

Sep 29, 2020

Awesome! Learned a lot.

By Nouman a

Jan 4, 2019

great platform to learn

By Winston A W

Jun 1, 2021

E​xcellent, thank you.