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3 Months in the Rockies to 30 Countries in a Year: How a NOLS Alum Went Worldwide

By Erica Levine Weber on 8/18/16 9:46 AM

My choice of going on a NOLS Semester in the Rockies was as absurd as traveling to 30 countries with a baby before their first birthday. Apparently, I have a flare for the ridiculous!

I had never been canyoneering, kayaking, rock climbing, ridden a horse, or even camped before. Now, add to that dumbfounded look you're starting to picture, a 17 year old girl who was still mastering a command of her limbs (think a few clicks past klutzy), and not exactly an Olympic athlete. I'm pretty sure my parents cried when they dropped me off at the airport, not because they'd miss me, but because they weren't totally confident I'd survive.

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Topics: Alumni, travel, Family, adventure, Live the Dream, education, leadership

NOLS grad dines with strangers

By Casey Adams on 9/6/12 8:09 AM

NOLS holds both breakfast and communication in high regard. 1995
Semester in Mexico graduate Matt Webber is taking these two principles to a new
level and across the U.S. this year.

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Topics: strangers, Alumni, NOLS, Semester, Lander, Courtney Dillard, Breakfast, America, diners, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, travel, polarized, community, Live the Dream, Matt Webber book, Pip Coe, conversation, local

Notes from the Field: Summitting or not, the work doesn’t stop

By Casey Adams on 8/29/12 4:40 AM

The last time we heard from Phil Henderson on
this blog
, he had returned to Everest base camp with a bad chest cold. He was unable
to heal quickly due to the elevation, so he descended and took over the team’s
communication.

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Topics: NOLS, outdoor industry, National Geographic, Everest Days, Everest, National Outdoor Leadership School, travel, communication, Outdoor Festival, Mountain, Educators Notebook, expedition, summit, Phil Henderson, Kathmandu, weather, festival, success, Base Camp