Video Learning

Wilderness Skills Instructional Videos

Knowing what to do is one thing. Doing it is another! When you realize that a mistake in the wilderness can lead to anything from Discomfort to Disaster, it is best and safest to Practice, Practice, Practice before you head out! Watch, then go Do! (It is better, yet, to attend our Courses and learn it right the first time from the pros!)

You have arrived at Mountain Education’s video learning, the place to see and hear what we teach, preach, and how we feel about things. You can watch videos about all sorts of subjects like Wilderness Skills or Product Tests & Reviews.

Wilderness Skills Instructional Videos
Knowing what to do is one thing. Doing it is another! When you realize that a mistake in the wilderness can lead to anything from Discomfort to disaster, it is best and safest to Practice, Practice, Practice before you head out! Watch, then go Do! (It is better, yet, to attend our Courses and learn it right the first time from the pros!)

Product Tests Videos
These are on-trail demonstrations of how well a product works, followed by our candid, usually experienced-opinionated, review. New wilderness or backpacking products are constantly being created to help people enter in and enjoy the backcountry journey. Each year we test some to help you decide!

How to View

All sections below represent video series (multiple videos on a specific topic or in a specific format). 

The upper right-hand corner of the video preview area displays how many videos are in each series (examples: 1/28 or 1/3). To see the full list of video topics within the series click the “hamburger” icon in the upper right-hand corner.

To view all videos (one after the other) in the series click on the big red button in the center of the video.

All videos are also available on Mountain Education’s YouTube page and can be watched there by clicking “Watch on YouTube” in the bottom left-hand corner of the video preview.

THRU-r + MOUNTAIN EDUCATION WILDERNESS SKILLS VIRTUAL MEETUP VIDEOS 

This video series features recorded digital meetup sessions on specific topics put on in collaboration with THRU-r. 

Sierra Creek Crossing Technique Video Series

A great video series to watch for spring hiking.

Sierra Passes – Summertime video series

For all of you thinking about hiking the John Muir Trail during summertime, maybe these short videos shot during June and July, 2015, might get you excited about going and cause you to be a bit more prepared for challenging trail!

Backpacking Basics, Skills to Anticipate!

Backpacking skills.

Search & Rescue Volunteer Work

From time to time, Mountain Education is called upon to volunteer to teach wilderness skills to new SAR members in the greater Lake Tahoe area or to perform on-trail in a Search & Rescue capacity. Here are some of our videos…

PCT Sierra Snow NoBo

We have put in this playlist instructional videos shot in the High Sierra on the Pacific Crest Trail during “thru-hiker season” to help you: – with over-snow navigation, route selection, and finding the trail, – realize what the trail might look like going north-bound (NoBo), – learn how to recognize and assess on-snow wilderness risks, – see how to safely consider each, nasty creek crossing, and – how to go up and down those steep High Sierra passes under spring, consolidated snow conditions! If you can’t attend one of Mountain Education’s Wilderness Skills Courses, these might just help you Play Safe & Stay Found!

PCT Sierra Snow NoBo

These are a series of informative or on-trail, skills-instructional videos we took of the Pacific Crest Trail between Kennedy Meadows (south) and Kearsarge Pass during our annual, 10-day, Snow Advanced Course. This snow skills course is primarily for aspiring PCT thru hikers, to show them what the sierra looks like under snow and teach them how to follow the trail when they can’t see it. We cover many other concerns like creek crossings, icy ascents and descents off Forester and Kearsarge (not to mention just getting in and out of the creek canyons!), and learning how to traverse steep, slippery slopes without falling and sliding into a tree or boulder downhill!

PCT Washington SoBo

PCT SoBo series.

Testimonials!

More coming soon.