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Annalise Grueter

Annalise Grueter
Annalise is a hiking fanatic and avid cloud-watcher. She is an alumna of NOLS Himalaya Backpacking Spring 2013 and was a Curriculum and Publications intern at NOLS. Her passions include cross country skiing, baking, trail running, backpacking, and calculating hiking times. She has taken several friends up their first 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado and looks forward to building her technical climbing and winter camping skills.

Recent Posts

12 Gifts to Give Your Favorite NOLSie

By Annalise Grueter on Dec 4, 2015

Temperatures are dropping, snow is flying, and the gift-giving holidays are creeping closer. Are you stumped about what to buy for the NOLSie in your life? Jump-start your brainstorming with this list of gifts: simple, but guaranteed to make them smile!

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Topics: Expedition Prep, cooking, Backpacking, adventure, backcountry

Himalayan Awakening: How NOLS Inspired My Pursuit of Mountaineering

By Annalise Grueter on Dec 2, 2015


The view of Dangthal and our camp. Photo by Annalise Grueter.
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Topics: Alumni, Leadership Skills, Mountaineering, NOLS India, backcountry

5 Things You Already Do That Make You a Female Outdoor Leader

By Annalise Grueter on Oct 19, 2015


The author looking out at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado from Mount Adams at 13,931 feet. Photo by Ryan Richardson.

Backpacker magazine recently posted this piece online touching on the fact that, regardless of outdoor experience, their female readership were less likely to view themselves as leaders than their male readership, and that needs to change. We agree.

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Topics: Alumni, NOLS, Leadership Skills, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, cooking, communication, Backpacking, adventure, Kayaking, Outdoors, Mountaineering, all-women, wilderness, backcountry