Held primarily at the University of Innsbruck's Obergurgl Research Station in the high mountain environment of the Austrian Tyrol, this three-week study abroad course integrates both interdisciplinary mountain field studies (glaciology, geology, land use and human history, and the ecology) and physical mountain travel skills (such as summer hiking, climbing, and mountaineering). Students receive hands-on instruction in the field by mountain studies scholars from both the University of Alberta and the University of Innsbruck, as well as internationally certified mountain guides. There are no foreign language requirements. Students are responsible for their own personal gear (equipment is available to rent). Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Prerequisite: Consent from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.