Peter Metcalf, founder and president of Black Diamond Equipment and 1971 NOLS Alpine Guide course graduate, will speak at the NOLS 50th anniversary celebration. This is the final segment of a three-part profile about Metcalf. Find the second chapter, "Living Big."Read More
“It was the cool gray dawn, and there was a delicious sense of repose and peace in the deep pervading calm and silence of the woods. Not a leaf stirred; not a sound obtruded upon great Nature's meditation ... Gradually the cool dim gray of the morning whitened, and as gradually sounds multiplied and life manifested itself. The marvel of Nature shaking off sleep and going to work unfolded itself to the musing boy ... All Nature was wide awake and stirring, now; long lances of sunlight pierced down through the dense foliage far and near, and a few butterflies came fluttering upon the scene.”Read More
Effective leaders need a variety of skills in order to confront the challenges that come up in day-to-day life, whether that's in the office, at school, or in the wilderness.
At NOLS, we focus on developing each individual's leadership skills with Four Key Leadership Roles. Which leadership style is most comfortable for you? Which could you practice more?Read More
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The NOLS community is mourning the loss of two icons this weekend. Instructor AJ Linnell and former instructor Andy Tyson were returning from surveying a project for Creative Energies on Friday when their plane crashed near Challis, Idaho. AJ, Andy, the pilot, and Rusty Cheney, also of Creative Energies, were all killed. We are all deeply saddened by this news and hold their friends and family in our thoughts.Read More
James Mills is a passionate driver of change. The author of “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors,” he has been touring the U.S. to expand the dialogue about diversity—and the lack thereof—in the outdoors.Read More