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4 Ways You Can Always Be Learning

By Molly Herber on 3/16/17 8:45 AM

At the start of a 10-day rock climbing seminar for NOLS instructors, I didn't know what to expect. It was my first seminar, and I worried that I wouldn't know as much as everyone else and would always be working to catch up. But once I got to NOLS Southwest and started meeting my coursemates, I quickly realized that wasn’t the case.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, instructors, rock climbing

International Climbers' Festival 2015

By Cole Medders on 7/15/15 8:00 AM

Climbing hard, crushing routes, cries of determination, and the domination of rock describe the events that transpire at the International Climbers' Festival year after year. Lander, Wyoming has hosted the ICF for over five years and draws some of the world's strongest athletes to push their limits on world class rock. But hold up ... wait ... we are not all 4% body fat, rock pulverizing superheroes, so what is it about this festival of climbing that draws hundreds of participants every year? What was happening off the wall when you and your fellow climbers were giving your tendons that much-needed break? Explore what made the 2015 ICF so unique off the rock and dive into a community of climbers from across the globe!

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Topics: Lander, Live the Dream, rock climbing

Educator Expedition: Advanced Rock Guiding Course

By NOLS on 12/11/14 2:42 AM

By Andrew Megas-Russell, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: Educators Notebook, instructors, rock climbing

NOLS Rocky Mountain makes ‘back to school’ more fun

By Casey Adams on 8/15/13 8:27 AM

NOLS Rocky Mountain brought extra adventure to Lander Valley High School freshman
orientation in this week.

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Topics: Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, Lander Valley High School, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, belaying, high school, County 10, freshman orientation, rock climbing

NOLS' Amazing Public Relations Internship

By Nate Robbins on 9/5/12 3:00 AM

My internship here at the National Outdoor Leadership School has been better than I could have ever expected. I have been given many opportunities to grow in more ways than just working at my desk. I do get the chance to develop my skills on normal public relations tasks including writing press releases. I have been sending out press releases about students who complete NOLS courses, and I’ve been getting published. I also have been working on social media postings on the NOLS blog about interesting stories and topics.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, opportunity, Lander, Public Relations, Wyoming, Headquarters, Internship, Gannett, International Climbers' Festival, Wind River Range, Vedauwoo, summit, CWC, rock climbing

NOLS Instructor Rock Climbing Rendezvous

By NOLS on 3/25/11 7:28 AM

NOLS Instructors gathered at Red Rocks, Nevada in late February for a reincarnation of the Rock Climbing Rendezvous. This “gathering of the guides” sought to bring Instructors together for a week of climbing, knowledge sharing and good company. Participants took advantage of the longer route potential at Red Rocks and challenged themselves on big multi-pitch objectives.

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Topics: NOLS, Training, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, red rocks rendezvous, instructor, Live the Dream, red rocks, rendezvous, rock climbing