The 12 Days of NOLS

By Casey Adams

Dec 10, 2013

We’ve found the perfect way to get you into the holiday spirit and fight the cold snap with a hearty laugh.

Watch our (possibly goofiest) release, “The 12 Days of NOLS,” a NOLS variation on the classic tune, to get a taste of the NOLS experience or reminisce about your course!

Written with extensive input from the peanut gallery, shot and edited in less than 12 hours, and brought to you with only mild shame, we now ask you to watch the video and sing along.

On the first day of my course Paul Petzoldt gave to me ...

Windpants with a reinforced knee

Two trekking poles

Three Peaks Ranch


Five pounds of cheese

Six dudes belaying

Seven miles a' shwackin’

Eight malt balls missing

Nine quickdraws clipping

Ten backpacks bulging

Eleven toasty hot drinks

Twelve students mapping

Happy Holidays from NOLS!

Written By

Casey Adams

Casey worked as a writer and PR specialist for NOLS.

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