Couch to Summit

Everything You Need to Know to Climb Your First Mountain

Hello, I'm Pat. Welcome to Couch to Summit!

I've Climbed a Lot of Mountains. Here's How I Can Help You.

Have you ever wanted to climb a mountain? Are you looking for a new adventure? Does the butt print on your couch make you sad?

In this course you will be empowered with both physical and skills training to climb your first mountain! Everything from basic first aid to nutrition to map/compass skills will be covered for you.

Each section of this course includes an informational workbook and multiple videos to keep you both informed and entertained!

In the words of Jack Kerouac, "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."

Here's Whats Included with Couch to Summit

Couch to Summit was built with the aspiring mountaineer in mind. If you're a first-time mountaineer and you're looking for help with each step along the way, this is the course for you.

  • Clothing for Mountaineering / Workout 1
  • 10 Essentials / Workout 2
  • Backpacks & More / Workout 3
  • Nutrition for Mountaineering / Workout 4
  • First Aid / Workout 5
  • When $#*! hits the fan / Workout 6
  • Knots / Workout 7
  • Putting it All Together / Workout 8
  • Good First Peaks / Workout 9

Get excited! You're about to go on an exciting and, quite possibly, life-changing adventure!


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Your Instructor


Hello! My name is Pat and I am a Mountaineer, Adventurer, Husband and Dad.
Mountaineer: I am an experienced mountaineer and have summited many mountains ranging from the Adirondacks to Mt Rainier!
Adventurer: In addition to mountaineering, I love to bike, paddle, camp, geocache, and pretty much any other outdoor activity!
Dad: I have an amazing 2 year old daughter, who, in her short life, has camped and hiked many interesting places.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.