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Get tips on how to safely remove a fishhook when you’ve accidentally hooked yourself, learn how one grad’s NOLS training saved her life, and get the scoop on Adventure courses designed for students ages 14 & 15.

Watch: NOLS | Awake and Alive

NOLS "awake and alive: learning compassion in the wilderness" youtube thumbnail with students trekking across a snowfield in the mountains

NOLS graduate Deborah Bowman shares what she learned about compassion, teamwork, and determination on her 1974 Wind River Wilderness expedition—and how her NOLS training later helped her survive a mountaineering accident that nearly took her life.

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Fishing First Aid: How to Remove a Fishhook

NOLS participant fly fishing in the Rockies on an alumni trip
Photo by Brad Christensen

You’re excited for your first fishing trip of the season. But what happens when your buddy accidentally hooks you with a fly? Get some first aid tips from NOLS Wilderness Medicine on how to safely remove a fishhook in the backcountry.

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Adventure Courses: Summer Expeditions for Ages 14 & 15

two NOLS students sit on rocky outcrop and look at a view of trees and snow-capped mountains in the Rockies
Photo by Rainbow Weinstock

Make this summer one to remember. Gain independence and form new friendships as you explore the wilderness. On courses like our 30-day Wyoming Backpacking Adventure, expect to have fun, work hard, and laugh often while building your outdoor and leadership skills.

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Fall Semester in the Rockies

NOLS participants whitewater kayak in the RockiesPhoto by Kirk Rasmussen

Next semester, leave the traditional classroom behind to backpack, rock climb, whitewater kayak, and ski in the Rocky Mountains. Set yourself apart from your peers with a semester of real-life leadership experience and an industry-respected Wilderness First Aid certification.

Orange arrow pointing right Explore the Rockies This Fall

Shop the NOLS Store

smiling person in NOLS sweatshirt drinks from NOLS thermos

Get ready for your next adventure with some new gear from our online store, including this sweet 20-oz NOLS thermos.

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Rock & River Expedition

two smiling NOLS participants climbingPhoto by Tim Doyle

Climb granite crags in Wyoming and navigate whitewater rapids in Utah’s canyons. As you work with your team to paddle a raft or climb a new route, you’ll also work on your communication skills and develop your leadership style.

Orange arrow pointing right Climb, Paddle, & Raft This Summer 

Happy (Belated) Earth Day!

NOLS students look up in awe at waterfall in Patagonia
Photo by Oscar Manguy

At NOLS, environmental stewardship & sustainability are a key part of our values and mission. We hope you did something fun to get outside and celebrate Earth Day yesterday, April 22!

Orange arrow pointing right Learn about Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability at NOLS

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