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Casey Adams

Casey Adams
Casey worked as a writer and PR specialist for NOLS.
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Anniversary Amble Athletes Abound

By Casey Adams on 10/14/15 12:49 PM
Friends finish strong! Photo by Matt Herr.
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Topics: Alumni, Behind the Scenes, Lander, National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS’ Pip Coe Named a Wyoming Woman of Influence

By Casey Adams on 8/20/15 8:00 AM
Congratulations, Pip! Photo by Lindsay D'Addato.
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Topics: Alumni, Behind the Scenes, leadership, National Outdoor Leadership School

Peter Metcalf: NOLS Impressions

By Casey Adams on 6/11/15 8:00 AM

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," here.

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Topics: Alumni, climbing, leadership, Live the Dream

Peter Metcalf: NOLS Impressions

By Casey Adams on 6/11/15 2:00 AM

Peter Metcalf, founder and president of Black Diamond Equipment and 1971 NOLS Alpine Guide course graduate, will speak at the 50th anniversary celebration. This is the final segment of a three-part profile about Metcalf. Find the second chapter here.

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Topics: Live the Dream

Peter Metcalf: Living Big

By Casey Adams on 6/10/15 2:00 AM
Peter poses in front of Gannett Peak during his NOLS course. Photo courtesy of Peter Metcalf.
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Topics: Alumni, leadership, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Live the Dream, mountaineering

Peter Metcalf: The Dawn

By Casey Adams on 6/9/15 2:00 AM

“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.”

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Topics: Alumni, leadership, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Live the Dream, mountaineering, backcountry

Four Key Leadership Roles

By Casey Adams on 6/4/15 2:00 AM
Photo by Brent Day
 

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?

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Topics: leadership, Educators Notebook, education

Wyoming Legislators Congratulate NOLS

By Casey Adams on 5/16/15 2:00 AM

U.S. Senator John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, both of Wyoming, spoke on the Senate and House floors celebrating the National Outdoor Leadership School’s (NOLS) 50th anniversary this month.

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Topics: leadership, Behind the Scenes, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming

NOLS Students Unaffected by May 12, 2015 Earthquake

By Casey Adams on 5/11/15 7:49 PM

Update May 14, 9:30 a.m. MST:

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

NOLS Students Unaffected by April 25, 2015 Earthquake

By Casey Adams on 4/25/15 4:14 AM

Update Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. MST:

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

NOLS Mourns Loss of Iconic Instructors

By Casey Adams on 4/11/15 7:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

Catching Up with Mills on 'The Adventure Gap' Tour

By Casey Adams on 3/27/15 1:24 AM

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.

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Topics: Live the Dream

Educator Expedition: New Zealand Whitewater

By Casey Adams on 3/20/15 2:00 AM

By Geoff Kooy, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: NOLS New Zealand, kayaking, Educators Notebook, instructor

NOLS Gap Year: College Prep Course

By Casey Adams on 3/16/15 7:02 AM

By Lyda Langford, Spring Semester in the Rockies

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Topics: Expedition Prep

Educator Expedition: Growing in the Desert

By Casey Adams on 3/11/15 1:00 AM

By Kathryn Sall, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: climbing, Educators Notebook, instructors, NOLS Southwest, education