What is ALI™?


Originally founded in 1947, the Adventure Leadership Institute™ is the authority in adventure leadership education, providing awe-inspiring, transformative experiences to more than 9,500 students each year.

These students, learn in the wildest and most remote classrooms in the Pacific Northwest — from the forest, to the high desert, to rugged cascade peaks and glaciers. Graduates are active leaders with lifelong leadership-oriented and environmental ethics and outdoor skills.

ALI also offers informal and customized experiences through the ALI Challenge Course, the Climbing Centers, Bike and Ski Shop and the Adventure Club. ALI is the regional hub for SOLO Wilderness Medicine, the leading teacher of wilderness medicine worldwide, the Professional Climbing Instructors Association, and the ACA Raft Guide and Whitewater Rescue curriculum.


How do I get involved? 

Work towards a certificate in Adventure Leadership


Take ALI™ classes for credit – activity, leadership, professional certification


Take advantage of programs and services

No experience necessary!

Contact ALI Director Josh Norris for more details.


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