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Kim Freitas

Kim Freitas
Kim is a Wind River Wilderness and Wilderness First Responder graduate who works as the NOLS Writer and PR Specialist. She enjoys vegetarian cooking, warm yoga, and drinking lots of coffee!

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Leading in the Avalanche Safety and Education Industry

By Kim Freitas on Dec 19, 2018
Photo by Paul Rachele

Editor's note: Adapted from the Fall 2016 issue of The Leader.

When Jaime Musnicki was first introduced to skiing at age two, it led to a lifelong love of winter sports and an unexpected career path.

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Topics: Alumni, avalanche, winter, inspiring women, women in leadership, stories, alumni-stories

How to Create an Eye-Catching Resume by Talking about Your NOLS Course

By Kim Freitas on Sep 1, 2016


Photo by Aaron Burden.

It can be challenging to clearly and concisely articulate your school and work history on just one page. Not to mention when you have to explain something like a NOLS course!

Luckily for you, a NOLS course gives you a competitive edge—it's unique, valued across industries, and gives you an opportunity to set yourself apart on an application.

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Topics: Alumni, leadership, Behind the Scenes, adventure, education, college prep

The Backpacker’s Guide to Happy Feet

By Kim Freitas on Jul 14, 2016

If you like to adventure outdoors, you’ll know during backpacking trips that your feet are your primary mode of transportation. Spending extra effort to keep your feet happy and dry is well worth your time and attention. After all, your feet are essentially your “wheels” in the backcountry!

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Topics: Expedition Prep, climbing, backpacking, adventure, education, backcountry

Confessions from the Wilderness [Interview]

By Kim Freitas on Jun 3, 2016

Eli Marienthal’s final big-screen film role was in 2004’s Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Since then, Marienthal has left acting behind and gone on to discover a love of the wilderness as an outdoor educator. He founded W.I.L.D., which stands for Wilderness Immersion and Leadership Development, and Back to Earth, where his longtime friend Jesse Sachs is his business partner, collaborator and co-trip leader.

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Topics: leadership, adventure, Live the Dream, education, backcountry

Leadership Reads for Housebound Adventurers

By Kim Freitas on Apr 12, 2016

It’s not always possible to take off on an adventure. Sometimes, life gets in the way. Picking up a book is a great way to escape your day-to-day routine, wind down, and relax.

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

Scott Briscoe on NOLS: It’s a Game Changer [Interview]

By Kim Freitas on Apr 7, 2016

Scott Briscoe was a member of Expedition Denali in June 2013, the first all African American team to attempt this climb. After returning from the expedition, several expedition members toured around the country, where they told the story of the climb.

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Topics: Alumni, Behind the Scenes, Expedition Denali, NOLS Alaska, education, backcountry

5 Strategies to Survive Mud Season

By Kim Freitas on Mar 17, 2016
Photo by Leszek Leszczynski .
 

As the snow begins to melt from the mountains, there is another season approaching as we transition into spring: mud season.

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Topics: Expedition Prep, LNT, leave no trace, education, wilderness, backcountry

Expedition Denali: Where Are They Now?

By Kim Freitas on Feb 24, 2016

 

Photo by Brad Christensen.
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Topics: Alumni, leadership, Behind the Scenes, Expedition Denali, instructor, mountaineering, education, backcountry