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Spring 2005 Issue
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Panic floods through me and I can feel my throat tighten into a knot. We have just landed at the Sheremetyevo International Airport, and I’m already lost. These Russian military men, the ones over by the gate with the big machine guns, are going to sit me down and interrogate me. They’ll send me back to the U.S.
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Alumni Outdoor Pioneers
This edition of Alumni Trailblazers highlights the accomplishments of 5 NOLS grads: Cameron O'Connor "Paddler Extraodinaire", Andy Carson - Climbing Guide, Lucy Smith, Ben Gilmore, and Kevin Mahoney - Alpinists.
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Powered by the Earth
"We're not just former NOLS employees. We've been strongly influenced by NOLS. We may be doing something completely different, but we're using the same philosophy," says Creative Energies co-founder Scott Kane.
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When we immerse ourselves in cold water, we immediately gasp and breathe rapidly. The key is understanding this response and controlling our breathing, as several WMI Instructors experienced first-hand.
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NOLS on Top of the World
By Julie Hwang
Surviving the Tsunami
By Dwayne Meadows
Summer Search
By Kerry Brophy
Finding Our Voice For Wilderness
By Jen Lamb
NOLS on the Road - A Well-Oiled Crew
By Julie Hwang

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