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Wilderness Medicine in the Concrete Jungle?

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Mar 30, 2010

This month, for the first time in NOLS history, a group of stalwart alumni gathered in Brooklyn for two whole days -- in the middle of a huge storm no less -- for a NOLS WMI Wilderness First Aid course More great pics are at 1996 NOLS Alaska Brooks Range River Course Alum John Huntington's Gallery.

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Topics: NOLS, NOLS alumni, wilderness medicine, NOLS Grads, WMI, NOLS Alums

"Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool or a liar or both"

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Mar 26, 2010


For the second time, NOLS Wind River Mountaineering and Baja Sea Kayaking grad Anderson Cooper is gracing the cover of Outside magazine, this time in Outside's April 2010 Adventure Issue. Anderson is one of 11 intrepid adventurers who answer the question, "Why do you do it?" That is, why do you jump into planes and head to war or disaster-torn regions and take huge risks (like going to Somalia alone with no protection or a place to stay)? The full interview can be found at Outside on-line.

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Topics: Haiti, NOLS alumni, Anderson Cooper, NOLS Grads, the Coop, Baja Sea Kayaking, NOLS Wind River Mountaineering, risks, Live the Dream, Outside Magazine, fear

NOLS Grads in Haiti and Chile

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Mar 26, 2010

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Topics: NOLS, Haiti, chile, Glad Griebling, Convoy of Hope, Earthquake relief, NOLS alumni, Justin Padjett, Paul Dreyer, Doctors Without Borders, wilderness medicine, David Edson, NOLS Grads, Kelly Pyke Jerry Jex, WMI, NOLS Kenya, Graham Brand-Zawadski, Landmark Learning, Shane Young, Earthquake humanitarian, Americares, Tom Turley

NOLS Kenya Grad Cuts his Teeth on Knives

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Mar 16, 2010

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Topics: NOLS, NOLS alumni, knives, Joel Bukiewicz, chef's knife, NOLS Grads, NOLS Kenya, cooking knife, Live the Dream, cutlery, Cut Brooklyn