Mountaineering Course: July 2 - 9, 2023

Hello and welcome to the Outward Bound community! 

Your first task as an applicant is to make a deposit and complete the forms below to help us prepare for your expedition. Until you have paid in full & we completely review and approve your paperwork, you are not yet approved to participate in the course. Please reach out to our Student Services Team with any questions about the application process.

We look forward to getting to know you! 


Application Process

The following forms must be completed and returned by May 3, 2023:

  • All applicants must have the Medical Form, Liability Release (linked above), and Admissions Policy completed, signed, and approved by NWOBS Student Services Team before participating in the program.
  • Please note: your Liability Release must be hand signed. Email a photograph or scan of both sides of the document.
  • Be sure all forms are fully completed. If something is not applicable, please note that on the form. If you are having trouble completing forms, or have questions, please get in touch with us by email or phone.
  • Once we receive the initial forms, we may reach out to ask for supplemental forms to be completed. We ask for this information to ensure that our instructors are fully prepared to support you in the backcountry. 
  • As a part of the application process, all applicants will be asked to complete a 30-45 minute phone interview with NWOBS staff. The purpose of this interview is to help us get to know you better and ensure that you have all of the information you need for your trip! 

Payment Process

  • Once we have received a completed Medical Form/Applicant Profile, we will email you an invoice to pay the deposit. A $500 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold the applicant's spot.
  • Total tuition for this course (including deposit) is $2,760. Full payment is due by May 18, 2023. 
  • Scholarships are available for this course! Please fill out the Scholarship Application (linked below) and return it to our Student Services Team via email to apply. 

Course Information

All course details, include the course description & packing list, can be viewed at the top of the page, or in the course documents folder


Travel Information

Course Start: SEA-TAC Airport (near baggage claim), Seattle, WA at noon on July 2, 2023

Course End: SEA-TAC Airport (near baggage claim), Seattle, WA at noon on July 9, 2023

Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to & from the course start. Full travel details can be viewed in the travel information document


Contact Us

Have questions or need help? Please email our Student Services Team at [email protected], or call us at (929) 348-5739.


PEAR Institute Survey Opt-out Form

Outward Bound has partnered with The PEAR Institute (Partnerships in Education and Resilience) on a research project to promote our students’ positive social-emotional development.  As part of this effort, Outward Bound staff may invite you to complete a brief survey at the end of your Outward Bound course.  The survey includes PEAR’s Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) plus several additional questions about the student’s social-emotional development and experience while on the course.  Your responses will be kept confidential, results will be reported as a group, and names will never be used in any reports related to this research.  Data from this survey will be used for research and educational work and only designated Outward Bound staff and Outward Bound’s research partners will have access to the results.  Responses will be kept confidential. Themed results may be shared with the Clark Sports Center. For more information, including the opportunity to opt-out of the survey, click on the following links to download the versions of the consent form opt-out and email a signed copy to our team. 


Emergency Calls
If there is an emergency (an example of an emergency is something like a death in the family) and it is necessary to contact a student while they are on course, please call:

  • (929) 348-5739 during regular business hours 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday (Pacific Time)
  • (509) 996-3170 outside of regular business hours to reach Outward Bound Staff

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