NOLS Affinity Expeditions
Explore the wilderness with a group of motivated women ages 23 and up.
Stretch your comfort zone and gain confidence in your leadership skills while taking on new challenges in the mountains, at the crag, or on the water. Learn, play, and build community in the outdoors.
Gaining confidence in your technical skills is empowering. Leading a team in the backcountry lays the groundwork for stepping forward to take on leadership roles on your next outdoor adventure—and beyond.
Learn and explore in a community built around inclusion and encouragement. Seek out new challenges with one-on-one coaching from experienced instructors. Support your coursemates in pursuing their goals.
A women’s expedition opens up space for meaningful conversations with peers who share an aspect of your identity, but may have different lived experiences. It’s an opportunity to engage with what it means to show up as a woman leading outdoors.
Sharing our individual strengths and vulnerabilities in a non-competitive, non-judgmental setting brought us together...We spent our days climbing, gaining strength and prowess on the rock. In turn, our confidence and sense of empowerment grew.Liz Johnson Women’s Southwest Rock Climbing - Prime Grad