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Cole Medders

Cole Medders
Cole Medders was the PR and Marketing intern during Summer 2015

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Remote and Unyielding

By Cole Medders on Sep 16, 2015
Standing at the top of Goose Neck Glacier. Photo by Kirk Rasmussen.
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Topics: NOLS Rocky Mountain, climbing, adventure, Live the Dream, mountaineering

There and Back Again: An Intern's Tale

By Cole Medders on Aug 31, 2015

To the Wilderness

21 years old, working part time jobs, unsure about finishing school, and in desperate need of an adventure ... that's exactly where I found myself a little over a year ago. Where was I going? What was I doing with my life? These questions frequently ran through my mind and I desperately needed to find a solution.

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Topics: Alumni, Behind the Scenes, Lander, NOLS Rocky Mountain

New NASA Mission Features Crew of NOLS Grads

By Cole Medders on Aug 16, 2015

Astronaut Suni Williams spacewalking. 

Space, the final frontier, will now be brought into the private business sector as NASA prepares the first commercialized space flight. American soil has been void of launches to space for a while now due to a lack of funding. It has been the goal of NASA and government administration to once again make space flight a part of American industry, and that goal will soon be reached with the help of some incredible NOLS alumni.

NOLS graduates Doug Hurley, Sunita Williams, Bob Behnken, and Eric Boe will proudly participate in the first commercial crew transportation system and lead space exploration into a new era.

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Topics: Alumni, NASA, instructor, Live the Dream, Astronauts, NOLS Professional Training, leadership, NOLS Custom Education

Keeping Racers "Cowboy Tough" for Four Days

By Cole Medders on Jul 28, 2015
Where to go for help! Photo by Mike Casella.
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Topics: Behind the Scenes, adventure, backcountry, Wilderness Medicine

International Climbers' Festival 2015

By Cole Medders on Jul 15, 2015

Climbing hard, crushing routes, cries of determination, and the domination of rock describe the events that transpire at the International Climbers' Festival year after year. Lander, Wyoming has hosted the ICF for over five years and draws some of the world's strongest athletes to push their limits on world class rock. But hold up ... wait ... we are not all 4% body fat, rock pulverizing superheroes, so what is it about this festival of climbing that draws hundreds of participants every year? What was happening off the wall when you and your fellow climbers were giving your tendons that much-needed break? Explore what made the 2015 ICF so unique off the rock and dive into a community of climbers from across the globe!

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Topics: Lander, Live the Dream, rock climbing