Georgetown MBA Students Reflect on Rocky Mountain Leadership Trek

Posted by Brooke Ortel on December 17, 2018 9:36:45 AM MST

Photo by Eric Page.

In August 2018, nine students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business backpacked through Wyoming’s Wind River Range on an eight-day NOLS Custom Education expedition. Students reported that participating in a guided leadership progression in the outdoors was a valuable complement to learning in a traditional classroom setting.


Ride the Wind: Szu-Ting Yi’s Wind River Traverse

Posted by Brooke Ortel on October 11, 2018 11:53:40 AM MDT

Alpinist, writer, outdoor educator, and former NOLS instructor Szu-ting Yi reflects on her 2017 traverse of the Wind River Range and its impact on her personal growth as a climber. She and her husband, Dave Anderson, also a former NOLS instructor, managed to climb 33 peaks in the Winds over the course of 20 days despite challenging conditions.


No Phone Calls, No Emails, No Texts

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM MDT

When her 14-year-old son went on a two-week backpacking course in the Wind River Range, Robin Noble realized something: in a world of constant communication, there’s value in disconnecting. Temporarily unable to call, email, or text his family and friends at home, her son developed greater self-reliance—and Robin learned the importance of letting go.


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