Tab Wilkins and John Ohlson follow in the proud legacy of Mountaineers members who identified a need in the outdoor education community and then developed a course offering to meet it. In this session, they explained how they developed the "intense" courses for scrambling and climbing that allow students to condense months of study and practice into a single week (9 days in the case of basic climbing). Tab Wilkins has been a Mountaineer since 2000 and is active in scrambling, climbing and backcountry skiing as a participant and trip leader. In 2011 he led the development of the Alpine Scrambling Intense class sponsored by the Seattle Alpine Scrambling Committee. Previously he’s served the club as Seattle Branch Chair, Seattle Branch Board Member and President of the Mountaineers Board. He works for the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), a federal agency as consultant and advisor to a number of non-profit engineering consulting businesses who work with smaller manufactures and has created two leadership development programs for NIST. John Ohlson joined The Mountaineers in 1999 as a Basic Equivalent and did the Intermediate Course in one year. He has had multiple responsibilities within the Seattle Climbing Committee as a Climb Leader and chairs of subcommittees. He also chaired the Building Operations Committee, served as the Seattle Branch Safety Officer for several years and has been on the Board of Directors since 2009, including a term as Secretary. He was the author of the Freedom 8 chapter on safety and was heavily involved in the Magnuson program center renovation and construction of the center’s climbing walls. He negotiated agreements with the City for multiple Mountaineers projects, including representing The Mountaineers at City Council meetings. With help from many people he started the nine-day Intense Basic Alpine Climbing Course in 2013. Prior to retirement, John had two careers, first as an Electrical Engineering Professor, and then as an engineering executive.