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2020 All Access Class Pass

Available now for the first time in the history of Hiking the Ozarks, gain access to these 2020 Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Education Classes for one INSANELY low price:

* Phase I Survival Skills
* Phase II (Advanced) Survival Skills
* Gear & Equipment
* Land Navigation
* Wilderness First Aid

These classes would otherwise cost you a minimum of $235 (or $335 for door registration!) but because you KNOW you want to improve your skills, and you want 2020 to be your biggest and best outdoor year ever … you’ve got this special limited time only offer to get the All Access Class Pass.

Because many of our students come to our classes year after year to sharpen their skills (because, let’s face it, if we don’t practice and refresh, we forget), and because many of our students haven’t yet had a chance to take all of our outdoor education classes, we’ve created the Hiking the Ozarks ALL ACCESS PASS for 2020.


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February 2016

Embracing Fear, Failure and Pain

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Meyer Center, 3545 South National
Springfield, MO United States
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This is a motivational talk by Satori Adventures and Expeditions founder and climber Dan Nash about how to embrace three key things that can transform your life and allow you to achieve your goals and dreams.   This event is free and open to the public.

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June 2016

Intro to Backpacking, including Gear, Clothing and Equipment

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 600 South Jefferson
Springfield, 65806 United States
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This is the premier introduction to backpacking class in the mid-west.  This class will cater to beginners and experienced backpackers alike and cover basic backpacking skills, everything you want to know about clothing, equipment and gear.   We will also have the most wide ranging types of gear to display and let each student check out during the class.  If you would like to improve your skills or just want to learn, this is the class for you.  Some of…

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September 2016

Exploring the Ozarks and the World

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a community event sponsored and hosted by Gearhead Outfitters located at 501 SW A Street, Bentonville, Arkansas. The event will be a fun outdoor event including a slideshow and talk by Satori Adventures and Expeditions founder Dan Nash who will discuss climbing mountains around the world and exploring some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Ozarks. This will be a great event for all backpackers, climbers and hikers, whether interested in spending time in the…

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January 2017

Yoga for Hikers

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ozark Mountain Yoga, 1110 East Republic
Springfield, MO United States
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Yoga for Hikers

You may not be able to hike every weekend, but what you can do when not hiking is build the strength, control, balance and flexibility that is absolutely essential for quality hiking and injury prevention. Join Daniela Liscio for our Yoga for Hikers Workshop that will lead you through a full practice that specifically incorporates movements and postures to address hikers' most common ailments. These ailments can range from backpackers knee, IT band issues, low back issues, upper back and…

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October 2017

Land Navigation (Batesville, Arkansas)

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Arkansas-Batesville, 2005 White Dr
Batesville, AR 72501 United States
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This class will cover the basic use of topographical maps and a compass. The class will cover basic map nomenclature, proper use and reading of maps, orientating your map, taking a bearing from a map, identifying terrain from a map and transferring this over to real life situation. This class will consist of 3-4 hours of classroom instruction and various exercises utilizing a map and compass in the classroom. Once each student has a basic understanding, we will conduct 2…

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April 2018

American Hiking Guides Association (Hiking Guide Certification)

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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This is the Hiking Guide Certification Course through the American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA). This class is geared toward anyone that is looking to enter the world of outdoor guiding and recreation and people that may be involved as a leader in their local hiking group, Boy Scout Leader, State Park interpreter, outdoor volunteer, outdoor retailer, or anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in the outdoors.   The class is 2 days with the first day consisting of classroom instruction,…

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November 2018

Backpacking Guide Certification I

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This 4 day class is phase II of the American Hiking Guides Association and will provide a certification for Backpacking Guides.  Prerequisites for this class is the AHGA Hiking Guide Certification.  We will run this course over back to back weekends, April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6.  These 4 days will consist entirely of practical exercises.  Each student will be serve as the lead and assistant guide for extended periods of time over the 4 days.  Each…

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July 2019

Mountaineering School

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam’s Throne Mt. Judea, AR United States + Google Map

Join Hiking the Ozarks Founder, Dan Nash, for the annual Mountaineering School-in-a-day to learn essential mountaineering skills.  This is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Midwest. Similar classes are offered out West, but not here in the Ozarks and this class sells out every year. It is particularly suitable for those more serious backpackers, or those with interest in climbing a mountain. SPECIAL FEATURES: 50% of all proceeds from this class are donated directly to the Sherpa people in the Mt…

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February 2020

Phase I Survival Class (Springfield, Missouri)

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lifepoint Church, 51 Riverdale Road
Ozark, MO United States
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This class is a must for anyone who spends time in the outdoors, from hikers and backpackers to mountain bikers, to  canoe and kayak and horse back riders.  The class is separated into a morning classroom session which will cover the basics of outdoor survival, which includes instruction on preparing a survival kit, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, preparation for rescue, collecting wild edibles, the use of snares, dead falls, fish traps and surviving harsh weather environments.  At…

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March 2020

Advanced Survival (Missouri)

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 12:00 pm
Stone County MO United States

The Advanced Survival Class is phase II of our survival training and includes a review of previous information and training, followed by an outdoor experience in a survival situation. This completely practical exercise class will consist of being put in a survival setting with limited supplies and gear and thus utilizing the training received to survive in the outdoors for a period of time (24 to 36 hours). Students are allowed to work in small groups of up to 4…

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