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In Photos: Behind the Scenes of Mountains 101


Mountains 101, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered at the University of Alberta in partnership with Coursera, brought together leading experts to offer this first-of-its-kind course to the world. Take a peek behind the scenes and get a glimpse into what went into making Mountains 101.

On location at the Columbia Icefield

Matt Peter filming another ‘Tech Tip’ from the Columbia Ice Field in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Matt Peter filming another ‘Tech Tip’ from the Columbia Icefield in the Rocky Mountains (Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada).

 

Learning from Nakoda Elders

Nakota Elders giving an interview for Mountains 101 in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

A special guest interview with Nakoda Elders in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

 

Taking a break from filming

Dr. Zac Robinson filming for Mountains 101 in front of the green screen.

Dr. Zac Robinson taking a refreshment break after a long day of filming for Mountains 101 in front of the green screen.

 

On location at Mountain Equipment Coop

Filming at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) about the importance of proper footwear in the mountains

Here we are filming another ‘Tech Tip’ at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) with Matt Peter. He’s sharing tips about the importance of proper footwear.

 

Talking about Alpine Bees

Dr, Jessamyn Manson talks Alpine Bees

Dr. Jessamyn Manson (Professor, University of Virginia), another guest cameo appearance, shares a bit about her research on Alpine Bees.

Mountain packing tips

Matt Peter talks about what to pack in your back for hiking in the mountains.

Here is Matt Peter, our ‘Tech Tip’ expert talking about what to pack in your bag for hiking in the mountains.

 

Choose a tent and set it up: a how-to

Choosing the right tent for the mountains and how to set it up quickly

Laura Redmond and Matt Peter filming another ‘Tech Tip’ on the importance of the right tent and how to set it up fast and efficiently.

 

On location at the Banff Centre

Dr. Stephen Slemon at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park for Mountains 101

On-site filming at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park with literary scholar Dr. Stephen Slemon, a professor at the University of Alberta, one of the many guest cameo appearances in Mountains 101.

 

In front of, and behind, the lens

Laura Redmond at the Columbia Ice Field in Jasper National Park

Our ‘Tech Tip’ expert Laura Redmond is doubling as a crew member on the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.


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