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The Poetry of Experience

By Daniel Koepp on 11/6/17 8:30 AM

“What’s it good for?” Our pilot asked me that question as we flew deep into Alaska’s Brooks Range. A thermal rocked our Beaver bush plane and we lurched heavily. Below us, the tree line was falling away. From the rain-speckled cockpit it looked like a giant green circle where no brave spruce grew.

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Topics: Backpacking, River, Live the Dream, Alaska, Brooks Range

Notes from the Field: Phil Henderson on Everest approach

By Casey Adams on 3/30/12 5:09 AM

NOLS senior field instructor and Rocky Mountain River Base Manager Phil Henderson is making his way through Nepal this week en route to climbing Mount Everest. He is working with a team of North Face athletes and researchers, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent to the peak. Learn more about the expedition by on the National Geographic or the North Face blogs. The following is his first note from the field:

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Topics: NOLS, National Geographic, faculty, Everest, National Outdoor Leadership School, Sherpa, anniversary, Nepal, American, River, Live the Dream, Phil Henderson, Khfu, Utah, Rocky Mountain

NOLS Grad Presenting Lessons Learned From River Course

By William Roth on 7/23/10 5:14 AM

I stumbled upon a video today on YouTube from NOLS grad Angel Flores presenting the lessons he learned from his Whitewater River Expedition earlier this summer. Angel discusses a bit about route finding, communication, and leadership. Thanks Angel for making the presentation!

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Topics: Alumni, leadership, whitewater, angel flores, Expedition Prep, presentation, River, youtube, video, grad, lessons learned