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'Do What You Like. Like What You Do.'

By Mike Betz on 2/26/15 7:34 AM
Fishing in Australia. Photo Jackson Sinclair
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Topics: Alumni, Sinks Canyon, Lander, NOLS Australia, Live the Dream, Rocky Mountain

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 at the International Climbers' Festival

By Mike Casella on 7/17/13 3:43 AM

Lander, Wyo. — This past weekend
the International Climbers’ Festival took place in beautiful City Park in
Lander Wyo. In its 20th year, the festival is the longest-running
climbing festival in the world.

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Topics: bouldering, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, outdoor industry, Lander, Expedition Denali, National Outdoor Leadership School, International Climbers' Festival, Rocky Mountain

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

Faculty Summit kicks off with clinics

By Casey Adams on 5/15/12 1:17 AM

The second annual NOLS Faculty Summit kicked off today, with clinics up and down Sinks Canyon outside Lander. Both the river crossing clinic and rock rescue clinic kicked off early in the morning, and the afternoon included a Tyrolean traverse clinic.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Tyrolean traverse, Popo Agie River, clinics, Lander, rock rescue, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, Educators Notebook, river crossing

Explore the written word

By Casey Adams on 5/10/12 7:25 AM

As the NOLS community around the world is preparing for the Second Annual NOLS Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College is preparing for an outdoor education experience of the literary persuasion. The college is currently accepting registration for the first Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference.

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Topics: free, Outdoor Inspiration Award, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, adventurer, Outdoor Industry Association, Lander, blind, workshops, Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College, Erik Weihenmayer, Live the Dream, critiques, Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference, college credit

Lander, Wyoming Ranked #2 Top Town for Climbers

By NOLS on 8/15/11 9:41 AM

Those of us that get to live here in Lander, Wyoming often claim that our town is an incredible place to live. It’s nice to have those claims validated in the September issue of Climbing magazine. Lander is listed as one of the top 5 towns to live in as a climber, and we can’t help but agree.

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Topics: Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, Lander, wild iris, climbing, Wyoming, climbing magazine, climb

War Tactics

By William Roth on 10/5/10 5:26 AM

The NOLS Video Team is taking it up a notch with their latest release. They brought the cameras along with Chris Marley, NOLS Rocky Mountain employee and Semester in the Rockies grad, as he tries to bag his latest bouldering project, War Tactics. This V11-V12 first ascent is accompanied by music from Denver-based band, Pretty Lights. Check it out!

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Topics: bouldering, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Lander, climbing, war tactics, Wyoming, pretty lights, first ascent, FA, v12, v11, Live the Dream

A Star is Born!

By Bruce Palmer on 10/13/07 7:32 AM

Lara McCluskey made her fashion show debut in the New York Times Thursday Styles section. No runway model, Lara tested out rock climbing pants while bouldering in Lander's near-by Sinks Canyon.

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Topics: bouldering, Sinks Canyon, New York Times, Live the Dream