The Power of a Gap Year After High School

Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth, high school graduates can truly benefit from taking a gap year. At NOLS, we understand the transformative power of these experiences, as they enable students to step...

Backcountry Splitboarding Gear, Techniques, and Training

Imagine the gravity-defying thrill of shredding down slopes on a snowboard combined with the versatility and uphill mobility of skiing. With a splitboard, backcountry travelers can carve through untouched powder on descents and climb...

a Tribute to Peter Simer

Peter Simer, the Executive Director of NOLS from 1975 until 1983 whose business acumen pulled the school from a precarious financial spot, died at his home in Lander, Wyoming, on September 25 after a...

Rock Climbing Gear Recommendations from NOLS Instructors

Whether you"re a seasoned outdoor climber or a rock gym enthusiast eager to lead your first outdoor climb, the right climbing gear can make all the difference on your vertical path. Photo by Lindsay Nohl Your...

‘Society of the Snow’ and Roberto Canessa’s Life-Changing Experience

NOLS had the opportunity to chat with Roberto Canessa, one of the survivors of the Andes plane crash in 1978. Netflix released a movie, Society of the Snow, about the crash, its impacts on...

Case Study: Hyperglycemia in the Mountains

Stan has insulin-dependent diabetes with an insulin pump on a wilderness trip. As his trip leader, you talked with Stan about his diabetes, and he told you about his daily management habits and his...

Cardiac Arrest at the Crag

While walking a trail to a local rock climbing area you notice a person in the group just ahead collapse. Quickly, someone is kneeling at the patient’s side, fingers on the carotid pulse while...

How to Find Affordable Gap Year Programs

When it comes to choosing between gap year programs, cost is a major consideration, but it shouldn"t be the only one. Cheap gap year programs might sound appealing to your wallet, but it's just as...
Food

Survival Food Giveaway Event: For the 1st Time Ever, Get 2 FREE Weeks of...

In today's unpredictable world, being prepared for emergencies is crucial. This article delves into the significance of survival food and announces an exceptional event providing two weeks of complimentary delicious meals. Event Announcement: Two Weeks...

Snowboarding for Beginners: Tips, Terms, and Techniques

Whether clipping into a board for the first time or getting ready to embark on your first backcountry expedition with NOLS, having a solid foundation of snowboard basics can benefit even the most experienced...