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NOLS Icon: Andy Carson on Instructing in the Early Days

By Mike Betz on 4/16/15 12:45 AM

NOLS is turning 50 this year, and with that big birthday on our horizon, we’re taking a look back and celebrating some of the incredible individuals that made NOLS the organization it is today.

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Topics: Alumni, Lander, NOLS Rocky Mountain, National Outdoor Leadership School, instructor, Live the Dream, mountaineering, backcountry

Mark Jenkins Tour Stops in Lander

By Mike Betz on 3/25/15 3:50 AM

University of Wyoming writer, National Geographic writer and adventurer, Mark Jenkins shares his experiences of exploring the largest cave in the world across Wyoming, including a stop in NOLS’ hometown of Lander.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

'Do What You Like. Like What You Do.'

By Mike Betz on 2/26/15 7:34 AM
Fishing in Australia. Photo Jackson Sinclair
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Topics: Alumni, Sinks Canyon, Lander, NOLS Australia, Live the Dream, Rocky Mountain

Life on the Borders

By Mike Betz on 1/22/15 6:25 AM

“Semester on the Borders students experience two very distinct and complimentary bioregions on this course: the desert Southwest and the Pacific Northwest marine environment. I can't think of another course that integrates such extremely different environments into one expedition,” said NOLS Instructor and Pacific Northwest Operations Manager John Harnetiaux.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, Semester, NOLS Pacific Northwest, NOLS Southwest