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High Adventure Leader Trek Training (HALTT)

HALTT training is currently suspended.
HALTT Recertification will be available via Zoom, see details here.
Please check back for news about resuming events.

Description

This 37-hour course prepares unit leaders for backpacking and wilderness camping trips. Topics include trek planning, equipment, food, health and safety, orienteering, and places to go. Leaders completing sessions I, II, and III receive a patch and numbered card.

Units planning to hike, backpack or snowcamp and earn High Adventure Awards must have a trained adult with a current card accompanying the trip. Leaders must renew HALTT card every four years by attending the One-Day HALTT Retraining Course.

HALTT Session I weeknight session covers:

  • Exposure/Protection from weather
  • Studies of Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  • Discussions of HALTT, Water Trek, and Specialist training

HALTT Session II Saturday covers:

  • Prepartion, equipment, and leadership for High Adventure outings
  • Health, Safety, and Mountain Miseries
  • Food: planning, purchasing, packaging, and preparation
  • Trekking: peaks to deserts, awards, and permits
  • Trail: Finding, keeping, communications, customs, courtesies, and conservation

HALTT Session III weekend session covers:

  • Backpack hike
  • Orienteering
  • Discussions on boots, bears, packs, pack repair, stoves and trail building

Particulars

Fee: $10.00 (effective February, 2017) -- Registration only at the class
Prerequisites: - Be at least 18 years of age
- Be registered with BSA (as an adult)
- Current BSA Medical Form
Contact: Jim Renzi, HALTT Chairman
619-654-1886
jimrenzihalt@gmail.com

Schedule

NOTE: Sessions I and II are attended by both HALTT and Water Trek students. Session III is specific to HALTT.

SESSION I
Weeknight
SESSION II
Saturday
SESSION III
Saturday to Sunday
TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am Saturday to
9:00am Sunday
LOCATION: Northminster Presbyterian Church
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
Mataguay Scout Ranch (map)
for backpack overnighter
2021
DATES:
16 Feb 2021
Tuesday
20 Feb 2021 27-28 Feb 2021
5 May 2021
Wednesday
8 May 2021 15-16 May 2021
15 Sep 2021
Wednesday
18 Sep 2021 25-26 Sep 2021
2022
DATES:
15 Feb 2022
Tuesday
19 Feb 2022 26-27 Feb 2022
4 May 2022
Wednesday
7 May 2022 14-15 May 2022
14 Sep 2022
Wednesday
17 Sep 2022 24-25 Sep 2022


 Last updated: 8 May 2021
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