Time until the next Hiking Buddies Certification Course:
04/6/2024 - 04/7/2024
04/13/2024 - 04/14/2024
Through our partnership with Redline Guiding, we offer exclusive in-person hiking certifications:
Earn an exclusive patch for each certification!
If you are between 17 and 25 years of age, your certification course costs can be fully sponsored* by Hiking Buddies upon successful attendance and completion. Yes, FREE.
You are the next generation of hikers and we want to ensure you are fully prepared, educated, and as safe as possible on the trails.
Simply sign up for one of our offered Young Adult Courses and show proof of age.
*Registrants who do not show up and attend the full course will be charged the entire course cost.
Proof of age is required.
Education can be fun. You'll incorporate both classroom and boots-on-the-ground activities.
To get certified, attend both of these two (2) in-person, full-day courses:
Winter hiking requires different skills, preparation, and knowledge. These courses will not only get you certified, but they could save your life.
To receive your certification, attend both of these two (2) in-person, full-day courses:
We would like to thank our partners at Redline Guiding in Intervale, NH for providing exceptional instruction and hands-on learning for our Hiking Buddies Certification students.
Images courtesy of Redline Guiding
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Students carefully navigating their descent
Redline Guiding Instructors Mike Maciel and Chase Hall with students after their safe water crossing exercise and learning how to execute a "bear hang"
Redline Guiding Instructor Arlette Laan leads Hiking Buddies students in camp craft and techniques for setting up shelter
Q. How much do certification courses cost?
A. Most Hiking Buddies certification classes run $100 per full day, which is a discounted rate. Attendees 17-25 years of age are eligible for fully sponsored (free) courses if they attend the full classes and show proof of age.
Q. Who provides the course education?
A. Our partners at Redline Guiding, a Northwoods company supporting hikers since 2016.
Q. How often are the courses provided?
A. Courses will be offered seasonally throughout the year, and must be registered through Hiking Buddies to achieve certifications.
Q. Are there any other costs?
A. You may need to rent equipment you do not own. Redline offers options. Rental gear is covered by Hiking Buddies for participants ages 17-25yrs.