Thru-Hike backcountry training prepares you for backcountry survival emergencies. Wilderness hazards encountered hiking the PCT take many forms. Weather effect causes problems for backpackers that include cold, wind, flooding, and lightning. Learning to recognize dangerous situations before they happen is important. Understanding wildlife behavior and how to prepare for these encounters reduces our anxiety. Our thru-hike is PCT training you need.
Thru-Hike Survival Training for the Pacific Crest Trail
Do I really need Survival Training to Hike the PCT?
The short and long answer to this question are both the same. Yes, you do.
You could prepare for the PCT as author Sheryl Strayed did. If you read her book, you know that a large part of her Thru-Hike included a lot of unnecessary pain.
But why should you go as unprepared as Sheryl Strayed? Know before you go and learn real backcountry skills.
Why Do you Recommend THE EDGE for Training for the PCT?
Our EDGE students learn the fundamentals of emergency camping in a remote wilderness setting. The EDGE provides the opportunity to challenge yourself in a guided outdoor experience before you hit the trail.
The goal of THE EDGE training is to prepare you properly for the psychological stress encountered during an emergency. Such as bad weather, loss of a tent or sleeping bag, or turned around and lost off the trail.
Visit THE EDGE course page to learn more about our Thru-Hike Survival Training.
For this season we will be on the trail living out of our packs for First Circle. Consider this program as well.
See you on the trail!