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.

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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.

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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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