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NOLS Icon: Andy Carson on Instructing in the Early Days

By Mike Betz on Apr 16, 2015

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 Mar 25, 2015

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 Feb 26, 2015
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 Jan 22, 2015

“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