Look Good, Feel Good: How Gear Has Evolved over the Past 50 Years [Infographic]

Posted by: Molly Herber on Oct 10, 2015

Words by Molly Hunt, Summer 2015 Alumni Relations Intern, and Eryn Pierce, Senior Graphic Designer 

While the gear may have changed over the course of 50 years, leadership, risk management, and competence have consistently remained the heart of every NOLS experience. Here's a look at what students wore and used then, and what they're using now.

Look Good, Feel Good

Originally published in the Summer 2015 edition of the Leader, Vol. 3 No. 30.

Cover photo of a 1966 course in the Wind River Range by Ken Jones.

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Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber