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Wyoming Exposure
Learning backcountry snowboarding with NOLS

By Cameron Martindell,, December 13, 2004

It's My Story: The Columbia Astronauts
Leo Enright retraces a trek undertaken by the ill-fated Columbia crew. Listen to the BBC Radio4 broadcast. January 22, 2004

Backcountry Telemark Skiing with NOLS
By Steve Share, Cross Country Skier magazine, January 2004

The Young Man and Sea:
He and his Comrades Braved Mexico's Winds and Waters to Say 'I am a Sailor'
by Tom Wilmes, Lexington Herald-Leader, January 19, 2003.

Aiming higher: The wilderness can teach confidence and personal skills, says the National Outdoor Leadership School by Gary Fallesen. Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, April 25, 2001.

A Test of Leadership: Outdoor Skills Program Helps Build Bodies, Confidence, and Courage by Matt Mullins. Wisconsin State Journal, November 22, 2000.

A Life on the Mend by Kerry Brophy. The Leader, Fall 2000.

Backpacker Silver Service Award: In a League of Their Own. Backpacker magazine, April 1998.

Backcountry Lessons Could Mean Life or Death by Eric R. Wright. Casper Star-Tribune.

Down the River with NOLS by Larry Rice. Canoe and Kayak Magazine, May 1995.

Wilderness: The Hard Way. Thirty Days in the Wind River Mountains by Daisy Hougan. Adventure West Magazine, May/June 1995.

Last Mountain Man? Not if He Can Help It by Jane Howard. Life magazine, December 19, 1969.


Patagonia Mountaineering - Instructor Andy Tyson teaches a class on glaciology.
Photo: Traverse Zink
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