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High Adventure Leader Trek Training (HALTT)

Description

This 40-hour course prepares unit leaders for basic backpacking and wilderness camping trips. Topics include: leadership, trek planning, equipment, food, health and safety, map and compass, awards, and conservation. Leaders completing sessions I, II, and III receive a patch and numbered card.

Units planning to earn High Adventure Awards must have a trained adult with a current card accompanying the trip.

HALTT cards are renewed every four years by attending the HALF-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:

  • Preparation, 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
  • Map and Compass
  • Discussions on boots, bears, packs, pack repair, stoves and trail building

Particulars

Fee: $10.00 -- Must be paid online (cash not accepted)
This one time fee covers sessions I, II and III.
To register, please see registration links in the table below.
Prerequisites: - Be at least 18 years of age
- Be registered with BSA (as an adult)
- Current YPT (take online) and Hazardous Weather Training - Current BSA Medical Form
Contact: Guy Buchanan, HALTT Chairman

gebuchanan@cox(dot)net

Schedule

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

SESSION I
Weeknight
Register online
SESSION II
Saturday
Register online
SESSION III
Saturday to Sunday
Register online
TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 8:00am to 5:00pm 8:00am Saturday to
12:00pm Sunday
LOCATION: Northminster Presbyterian Church
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
Mataguay Scout Ranch (map)
for backpack overnighter
2024
DATES:
13 Feb 2024
Tuesday
17 Feb 2024 2-3 Mar 2024
UPDATED
1 May 2024
Wednesday
4 May 2024 18-19 May 2024
11 Sep 2024
Wednesday
14 Sep 2024 28-29 Sep 2024
UPDATED
2025
DATES:
11 Feb 2025
Tuesday
15 Feb 2025 1-2 Mar 2025
(subject to change)
7 May 2025
Wednesday
10 May 2025 17-18 May 2025
(subject to change)
10 Sep 2025
Wednesday
13 Sep 2025 27-28 Sep 2025
(subject to change)


 Last updated: 29 January 2024
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