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Sarah Delany

Sarah Delany
Sarah Delany is a student at Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine. An Environmental Studies major, she loves to spend as much time outside as possible: skiing, hiking, and playing ultimate frisbee during the school year, and kayaking, canoeing, and working at a summer camp in the summer. She was a member of the 2017 Bates College Leadership Expedition.

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Snow in May: Leadership in the Face of Uncertainty

By Sarah Delany on 6/18/18 10:01 AM


Photo from Pixabay.

Postholing is a gamble at best; the unstable snow holds a person carrying a pack one step and collapses the next, leaving you up to your knees in snow when you least expect it.

When my Leadership Development class from Bates College rolled into the NOLS Northeast campus in Gabriels, New York this spring, the last thing I could have imagined was that I would find myself hip deep in rotten snow, moving slower than imaginable, and pondering whether or not I would have to set up my tent in the dark.

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Topics: NOLS Northeast, NOLS Custom Education, Bates College, Live the Dream, Backpacking