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Leading students on wilderness adventures make for some of the best stories. Join former National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor and author of TEAMS ON THE EDGE Shawn Stratton each week as he interviews fellow outdoor educators from NOLS, Outward Bound, and other organizations to hear their most entertaining stories from leading expeditions with students around the world. Take a listen to these professional adventurers as they entertain you with stories of misadventures, wildlif ...
 
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Originally from Southern California, John Abel has worked in outdoor education from 1984 to 2019. He has worked in many different roles such as administrative, instructional, consultative – but the bulk of and the best of his work was as a field instructor for NOLS. John has been a NOLS instructor since 1991, mainly working hiking, climbing, and mo…
 
This week on the pod I speak with Andy Blair is a simple man with a craving to be outside. He completed his NOLS Instructors Course in 1992 and his Wilderness Medicine Instructor Training Course in 2001. He has acquired over 250 weeks in the field and taught over 50 Wilderness Medicine courses. His fieldwork includes mountaineering, rock climbing, …
 
Born in Boston, raised in New York City suburbs, our guest today, Atila Monteiro, went to the University of California Berkeley to study in 1984 and instantly fell in love with outdoor adventures. He worked for Cal Adventures and guided with ARTA river trips before taking a white water Instructors Course with NOLS in 1992. Atila mainly worked paddl…
 
MATT DEINES Hey everyone, welcome to the Hot Drinks podcast I am your host Shawn Stratton. Each week I sit down with an outdoor educator to hear some of their best stories leading students on wilderness expeditions around the world. This week’s guest, Matt Deines grew up in western Nebraska and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science fro…
 
Our guest today, Roger Yim, has over 430 weeks of leading and instructing wilderness-based expeditions, focusing on leadership, wilderness skills, personal development, environmental stewardship, and expedition behaviour. He started working in outdoor education in the early ’90s. In 1996 Roger began working for the Canadian Outward Bound School, an…
 
We have a very special show for you this week on the Hot Drinks podcast! In this episode, I am joined by NOLS Instructor Jen Klewitz and 3 Abagrigional Austrailna’s from the Bardi community who used to work with NOLS students during their cultural section semester courses. They are Irene Davey, a Bardi Elder, and leading voice in the Kimberly regio…
 
Ray Zahab is a Canadian explorer, runner and founder of the impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was named one of Canada's best explorers by Canadian Geography in 2015. He has run…
 
This week on the show we have our first NOLS co-instructor interview. Shawn speaks with Rebecca Raynord and Gary Thompson who worked two epic canoeing courses together, one in Utah and one in Yukon.Rebecca started whitewater kayaking with a program at our high school on the Potomac River near Washington DC. She began teaching kayaking during the su…
 
In this episode, Jess talks with guest Cat Swetel about her career, writings, and thoughts on DevOps. Jess: “Cat is known internationally for her Penguin Power Stance and for standing on the edge of now!”Cat: “I like working with things on the edge of now. So that’s either things that shouldn’t exist anymore or shouldn’t exist yet.” Jess and Cat ta…
 
David Yacubian has been working in Outdoor Education for more than 20 years and has over 15 years of risk management and emergency preparedness experience. He has worked with NOLS as an instructor and advisor on four different continents around the globe. Dave has also run over 100 NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses in the San Francisco Bay Area thro…
 
This week I am thrilled to speak with my friend Elizabeth Hammond Born in California and raised in Washington State, Elizabeth (also Liz or Lizzie!) has led expeditions on land and sea in Mexico, the Western U.S., Alaska, and India. She sails, backpacks, sea kayaks, and often migrates like whales and birds – spending most of the year with her partn…
 
Our guest today Oscar Manguy was born in Baja, Mexico, and grew up exploring the Sonoran desert. At the age of nineteen, he participated in a 15-month long photography expedition where he developed a passion for outdoor photography. The "adventure life" led him to Alaska, New Zealand, Patagonia, USA, and Scandinavian Arctic leading expeditions for …
 
Being the Talk of the town for her professional diversity and multi-faceted spirit, today we present you our amazing guest Sarah Harvie. (she spent a decade of work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), leading month-long backpacking, backcountry skiing, whitewater canoeing, and rafting expeditions internationally. Seeking the road le…
 
Today we have someone who is well-known for her thrills in the oceans. She is one of the most qualified ocean sports instructors in Australia. Our guest Jaclyn 'Crackers' Nicholl today has worked in outdoor education for over 15-years in many remote and isolated regions of the world. Some of her previous employers include; the Astrailas Department …
 
Leaving marks all over the world, our guest today is someone who started working in outdoor education in 1994 with Project USE in NJ, everybody, today we have Kate Koons! She is the bird with a search for peace who has Worked for ARCC summer 97-2001, worked wilderness therapy in Bend, OR for a year. Ladies and gentlemen, we are talking about the wo…
 
Like many outdoor educators’ travel has been a constant theme in the life of our guests today. I'm thrilled to have Heather Hamilton join us on the show. Heather has always had a hard time answering, “where are you from?” – as she has lots of places that feel like home but was born in Wichita, Kansas, and has traveled a fair amount for a Kansas kid…
 
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