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Pacific Northwest Alumni and Friends Chapter




What is the Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter?

The Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter represents a growing group of NOLS friends and alumni centered in the Seattle metropolitan area. We are committed to providing all outdoor enthusiasts, NOLS alumni and non-alumni alike, opportunities to get together and share their common interests in the mountains and seas of the Great Northwest. We have a calendar of events and all are invited to join us for activities that range from sailing trips, kayaking adventures, and mountain climbs, to speaking events, and fundraisers. To stay tuned to this group, subscribe to the two local electronic list services.

The Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter has organized itself to bring you these events and to make a positive impact on our community. The mission of the Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter is to:

  • Build the NOLS PNW community of friends and alumni
  • Develop the NOLS PNW community through events
  • Enhance the NOLS PNW community through fundraising efforts and local scholarships
Whether you are a seasoned NOLS alumni or someone interested in meeting other people with a common interest in wilderness experience, join us!

How is the Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter organized?

There are three groups that make up the Chapter: Membership, Events, and Fundraising.


The objective of the Membership Committee is to reach out to the friends and alumni of NOLS in the Pacific Northwest, and to work with NOLS headquarters to create a current and accurate database. Ultimately we want to create a more effective mechanism for the Chapter to inform interested parties about events and activities.

The objective of the Events Committee is to organize a diverse array of compelling activities that provide friends and alumni the opportunity to get together - and the NOLS PNW community to grow. Events vary from outdoor oriented activities such as sailing, kayaking, mountain climbs, and evening hikes, to more indoor oriented events such as speakers and presentations, and climbing gym parties.

The objective of the Fundraising Committee is to provide an opportunity for interested friends and alumni to contribute financially to the improvement of our community. These funds will go to a local scholarship endowment, PNW branch improvements, and other NOLS fundraising campaigns.

How do I become a member?
Anyone interested in becoming a part of the NOLS PNW community, being added to our event mailings, or in taking a more active role as part of the Pacific Northwest NOLS Alumni and Friends Chapter, contact us at by email, at If you'd like to be kept up to date on the latest NOLS activities in the area please specifically ask to be added to our mailing list.


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