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Learn how to properly treat blisters with this episode of NOLS Myth Crushers, see what one student learned about leadership while postholing in May, and get some tips for your next whitewater trip in the Rockies.

Snow in May: Leadership in the Face of Uncertainty

footprints in deep snow on a slope with some pines in the distance
Photo from Pixabay.

As part of a leadership class at Bates College, Sarah Delany took a customized NOLS course in the Adirondacks. She recalls that those moments “when we were able to reflect and make meaning of our place in the world made us all put the hard times in perspective and think about the incredible, awe-inspiring ones, too.”

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See NOLS Myth Crushers: Blisters

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The NOLS Myth Crushers are back! Get the real scoop on how to treat blisters—and learn what not to do when you feel a hotspot starting to form (hint: the answer is not to just keep hiking).

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Inside Whitewater Expeditions in the Rockies

four NOLS students paddle a raft on a quiet section of river with redrock canyon walls beside
Photo by David Morgan

The 128-mile stretch of the Green River between Desolation Canyon and the Gates of Lodore offers one of the best progressions for teaching novice whitewater boaters in the western United States. NOLS courses, like the Rock and River Expedition or Salmon River Rafting, Ages 23+, regularly explore these rapids during the summer season.

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Fall Semester in Patagonia

four NOLS participants trek across a snowfield toward a rocky crag in Patagonia's mountainsPhoto by Hailey Arnold

This fall, take time for your future on an unforgettable expedition in Chilean Patagonia. Climb mountains in the Andes, paddle backcountry fjords, and interact with local communities. Set yourself apart with an industry-recognized Wilderness First Aid certification and real-life leadership experience.

Orange arrow pointing right Explore Patagonia Next Semester

Salmon River Rafting, Ages 23+

three NOLS participants paddle a raft through a whitewater rapid
Photo by Brad Christensen

Join a group of motivated peers to paddle Idaho’s Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, this 8-day expedition is an opportunity to expand your outdoor skills and develop your leadership style.

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Wind River Mountaineering

NOLS mountaineering participant looks toward snowy crags in the Wind River RangePhoto by Adam Swisher

Find new challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Range as you climb high passes and travel across snowy glaciers. Build the technical skills you need to summit famed peaks, and gain the confidence to lead in uncertainty.

Orange arrow pointing right Go Mountaineering in the Winds This Summer 

Special Offer! Mother’s Day Coupon

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This year, surprise your mom with the perfect outdoorsy gift! Use the coupon code MothersDay19 to get 10% off your entire order (limited to one use per customer).

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