First Ascent - Summer 2019
First Ascent is Appalachian State University's only wilderness orientation program for incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students facilitated by Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs. Check out our Basecamp, Expedition, and Wilderness sessions below.
First Ascent Basecamp
Basecamp runs from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 and costs $325.
First Ascent Expedition
Our expedition runs from Monday, July 22 until Saturday, July 27 and costs $385.
First Ascent Wilderness
There are five sessions available for first year students:
- Session 1: Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12
- Session 2: Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19
- Session 3: Tuesday, July 23 through Friday, July 26
- Session 4: Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2
- Session 5: Tuesday, August 6 through Friday, August 9
Two sessions are reserved for transfer students:
- Transfer Session 1: Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2
- Transfer Session 2: Tuesday, August 6 through Friday, August 9
Students with Advanced Wilderness experience may sign up for a special session from Tuesday, July 9 until Friday 12.
Finally, ORLC Members may reserve a spot in a session running Tuesday, August 13 until Friday, August 16.