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June 26, 2014

An American Ascent Screened Before a Sold-out Audience . . . and the Response was Touching

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, NOLS Diversity and Inclusion Manager and Expedition Denali Coordinator After a year long tour in which the team inspired over 8,000 young people across the nation with their story, the film documenting their historic journey was screened before an audience of over 300 in Washington D.C. this week. Titled “An American Ascent,” [...]

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June 23, 2014

Expedition Denali Film Screening: SOLD OUT

Screening

We are honored by the response we’ve received surrounding tomorrow evening’s screening of the Expedition Denali film in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the event is full, and we will not be taking any more reservations. We are looking forward to spending the evening with those of you who have already sent RSVPs, and we will update [...]

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June 18, 2014

This is why we did this - the story "sticks"

Luis is a young man from the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Boston, Mass. Scott Briscoe visited him and his club members on one of our very first stops after the expedition last August. This note is from our event sponsor at the club: This year Luis won one of the club’s three big [...]

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May 30, 2014

Expedition Denali Film Screening June 24

Invitation

  NOLS and The Wilderness Society cordially invite you to attend the Expedition Denali private film screening and presentation in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 24. Find details below. Kindly RSVP here.  

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May 7, 2014

Expedition Denali to Visit Seattle

SEATTLE—Expedition Denali—the first all-African America team to attempt to summit North America’s highest peak, Denali—will host an event at The Mountaineers in Seattle this week. Events like these around the nation are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. [...]

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April 8, 2014

Press release: Expedition Denali to Visit Wasatch Academy

MT. PLEASANT—Expedition Denali—the first all-African America team to attempt to summit North America’s highest peak, Denali—will host an event at Wasatch Academy this week. Events like these around the nation are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The [...]

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April 8, 2014

Press release: Expedition Denali to visit Atlanta

Expedition Denali to visit Clayton State University ATLANTA—Expedition Denali—the first all-African America team to attempt to summit North America’s highest peak, Denali—will host an event in Atlanta this week. Events like these around the nation are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach [...]

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March 26, 2014

Expedition Denali at George Washington Carver Elementary School

By Scott Briscoe: The 4th and 5th grade classes from George Washington Carver Elementary School in San Francisco curiously walked into the cafeteria and sat down at the lunch tables. “Is that for backpacking!?” one of the students asked. “What about those? Are those for walking on snow?” (referring to the crampons laid out on [...]

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February 13, 2014

Press release: Expedition Denali to visit Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO—Expedition Denali, the first all-African American team to attempt to climb North America’s highest peak, Denali, will host two events in the Bay area in the next few weeks. Events like these around the nation are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and [...]

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February 13, 2014

Press release: Expedition Denali to visit Virginia

HARRISONBURG—Expedition Denali, the first all-African American team to attempt to climb North America’s highest peak, Denali, will host two events in Harrisonburg Feb.14 and 15. Events like these around the nation are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. [...]

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February 12, 2014

Help Us Name the Expedition Denali Film!

Distill Productions’ upcoming film will tell the compelling story of Expedition Denali and the team’s incredible journey. “There’s never been a group of black climbers coming together in an expedition to get to the summit of Denali. And that’s a big deal,” said team member Stephen DeBerry. We couldn’t agree more. That’s why this feature-length [...]

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February 3, 2014

SCOTT BRISCOE PRESENTS TO HIS HOME CLIMBING GYM

I have been a member of Mission Cliffs Climbing Gym in San Francisco, CA for the past 7 years.  It is where I play, train and have fun with my climbing community.  In late winter of 2013 it is where I stuffed my The North Face backpack full of free weights (totaling 120lbs) and clothes [...]

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February 3, 2014

ROSEMARY SAAL ON ACCEPTING THE INSPIRATION AWARD

Just one week ago, I was fortunate enough to be one of the representatives, along with Scott Briscoe, for NOLS Expedition Denali at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team was being nominated in the group category for the fourth annual Outdoor Inspiration Awards. Before the announcement we had no idea what the [...]

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January 28, 2014

Press Release: Expedition Denali Wins Outdoor Inspiration Award

SALT LAKE CITY—Expedition Denali: Inspiring Diversity in the Outdoors earned the Outdoor Inspiration Award for its work to inspire youth, particularly youth of color, to get outside, get active and become stewards of our wild places. The Outdoor Inspiration Awards recognize individuals, groups and companies whose efforts are above and beyond in inspiring others to [...]

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January 22, 2014

Expedition Denali Film Promo released

Distill

As we celebrate the man whose legacy has inspired us to reach new mountaintops, we present you with a preview of the film that will tell the Expedition Denali story.

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December 17, 2013

Sierra Magazine: To the Mountaintop

SMJF14_Cover_FINAL

Read the full Sierra magazine cover article online here.

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December 11, 2013

Huffington Post: After the Climb

Huffington Post

Read the full Huffington Post article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cat-del-valle-castellanos/expedition-denali-after-t_b_4392825.html

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December 6, 2013

Backpacker Magazine: Heroes

Backpacker

The January 2014 issue of Backpacker listed Expedition Denali  among reader-nominated inspirations. Be sure to pick one up on stands today!

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November 20, 2013

You think we can inspire 3,000 people this fall? We do!

Fall events are coming to a close, and with New York, San Francisco, and Sacramento events completed last week we are now hovering at close to 3,000 people inspired by our mountaineers. At the SoHo REI in New York City, Erica Wynn spoke in a packed room about her desire to be role model for [...]

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November 14, 2013

NBC Nightly News: Expedition Denali's Message

Nightly News

  View the coverage at http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53220968#53220968

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November 12, 2013

BlackAmericaWeb.com: Little Known Black History Fact

Tom Joyner Morning Show

Read the article and listen to the radio clip at http://blackamericaweb.com/182777/little-known-black-history-fact-the-denali-expedition-team/

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October 29, 2013

Team Denali Goes Bicoastal

Mountaineers Stephen Shobe and Scott Briscoe just completed their tour of Southern California, while Adina Scott and Tyrhee Moore made stops in Virginia and North Carolina. Shobe and Briscoe made stops to connect witha total of 600 young people and community members at The Monarch School, Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) Manhattan Beach, the Outdoor Nation [...]

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October 17, 2013

Adina Scott Breaks Barriers in Atlanta Visits

Adina Scott just completed her tour of Atlanta, connecting with over 550 people at the Arabia Mountain School, Paideia School, Recreational Equipment Unlimited (REI), and Georgia State University. The over two hundred students at the Arabia Mountain School—an opt-in environmentally focused public school with 98 percent African American student population—were enthralled with the Expedition Denali [...]

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October 7, 2013

Press release: Expedition Denali to visit San Diego

Expedition Denali will host events in San Diego Oct. 16. The events are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition to summit Denali in June to inspire youth of color [...]

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October 7, 2013

Press release: Expedition Denali to visit North Carolina

Expedition Denali will host two events in North Carolina in October. The events are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition in June to inspire youth of color to get [...]

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September 18, 2013

Scott Briscoe Wows 500 Youngsters in Boston

Team members are starting to hit the road to inspire young people and families nationwide with the story of their journey. Since their Denali expedition ended they’ve connected with communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Boston. In Boston this week, Scott Briscoe wowed over 500 young people at events hosted by Recreational [...]

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September 18, 2013

Press Release: Expedition Denali to visit New York

Expedition Denali will host events throughout New York City the month of November. The events are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition in June to inspire youth of color [...]

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September 17, 2013

Press Release: Expedition Denali to visit Manhattan Beach

Expedition Denali will host an event in Manhattan Beach Oct. 17. The event is intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition in June to inspire youth of color to get [...]

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September 17, 2013

Press Release: Expedition Denali to visit Atlanta

Expedition Denali will host two events in Atlanta in October. The events are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition in June to inspire youth of color to get outside, [...]

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September 17, 2013

Press Release: Expedition Denali to visit Austin

Expedition Denali will host two events in Austin Oct. 5–7. The events are intended to raise awareness of the expedition and inspire youth of color to discover the great outdoors and reach their own great heights. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) ran this expedition in June to inspire youth of color to get outside, [...]

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