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NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.

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30 Years of Wilderness Medicine

In 1990, two people started a business that was remarkable for 2 reasons—most important because the business was dedicated to teaching wilderness ...

Rafters in an inflatable raft on a desert river

New Expeditions for Summer 2021

New this summer: Salmon River Rafting Adventure for ages 14-15, and Alaska Women’s Backpacking for adults 23+ (now with a 14-day option!)

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Resources for Anti-Racism

If you, like us, are looking to the leadership of those who have invested years in anti-racism advocacy, these resources that can provide a starting ...

four students sit together looking out at a craggy mountain peak in New Zealand with puffy clouds overhead

5 Myths About a NOLS Gap Year

Worried that a NOLS gap year expedition is beyond your reach in terms of timing, finances, or technical skills? Guess again!

black and white photo of NOLS Founder Paul Petzoldt teaching a group of students in the early years of NOLS.

Celebrating NOLS in the New Year

NOLS welcomes new president, and celebrates Paul Petzoldt's 112th birthday, our 55th anniversary, and 50th anniversary of 30 Days of Survival ...

Mountaineering on a snowy slope on Mount Logan on a sunny day

Instructor Expeditions of 2018

Learn about the personal expeditions NOLS instructors undertook in the mountains, rivers, and frontcountry for professional development in 2018.