Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This course is suited to those who have a strong interest in the outdoors, and especially are willing to try rock climbing, tramping and mountain biking.  Students who choose this course are expected to go on several trips, including an overnight camping trip.

Course Outline:

This course starts with learning basic climbing skills, using the climbing wall at school, and going on trips to Uprising bouldering gym and YMCA indoor wall in Christchurch.  The students will also have an outdoor climbing experience.

The next unit is a tramping unit where basic tramping skills such as clothing, navigation, and safety will be covered.  There will be a one-night trip where we camp, cook a meal, then do a full day’s tramp.

There will be a three-week unit on Environmental knowledge and  skills.

The last 5 weeks of the semester will be biking skills, where we will go on short mountain biking trips, including to Christchurch Adventure Park.  Students are expected to bring a mountain bike for this part of the course.

There will be no internal NCEA assessments in this course.

Where Does It Lead:


For further information see:
Mr Aitken