I begin every course the same way: with a torrent of words. “This is your backpack. This is how you use it. This is how we eat. This is where you will sleep.” Although my demeanor is not so robotic,... READ MORE
Three weeks before I was supposed to leave for my Outdoor Educator expedition, I typed up an email saying I couldn’t commit to 50 days in the wilderness and would need to unenroll. I left it in my drafts folder... READ MORE
From all angles, Scotty Hernandez is an unlikely author. That may be because he is only 19 years old, or because he is a product of the Bronx, a notoriously dangerous but culturally rich borough of New York City. “Statistically... READ MORE
When we grow up singing “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day,” it’s hard not to be disappointed when the weather takes a downturn. Sure, rain and snow and cold can certainly be, well, inclement. While you don’t need... READ MORE
Last September, I hiked a section of the Colorado Trail from Durango to Copper Mountain. A few nights into the first week, I ended up camping with a woman from Birmingham named Martha, and her dog, Angel. Martha and Angel... READ MORE
At some point, you’ve probably heard your own parents complain about the “kids these days!” There’s even a scientific name for the fear of a younger generation’s moral degradation: juvenoia. While these generational clashes have existed for centuries, risky behavior... READ MORE
You have decided that you want to take an Outward Bound course. But, there are many options and you’d like to talk with someone who can answer your questions. Who are you going to call? The Outward Bound National Admissions... READ MORE
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