Leading up to, during, and following the summit bid on Denali, we will be inviting you to engage in activities that will connect you to the expedition. Keep an eye on this page for the many ways you will be able to join us.
TELL THE STORY.
BECOME A PARTNER.
NOLS is a nonprofit educational institution, and we need assistance in reaching as many young people as possible through Project Inspiration after the summit bid. In the year following the expedition, the team will travel across the U.S. to give inspirational presentations. We are seeking partners to help fund and host events during this nationwide tour. For more information on the project budget, read our fundraising brochure here. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a presentation, please contact us.
TAKE YOUR OWN 10,000 STEPS.
The longest and most strenuous day on Denali will be the summit day, a five-mile (roughly 10,000 steps) round trip up and back to High Camp. NOLS has partnered with organizations to mobilize youth and families of color nationwide to take their own “10,000 steps to Denali” on the day the team attempts to summit. If you’re interested in joining an event or hosting your own to commemorate this historic event, learn more here or by contacting us.
TAKE A NOLS COURSE.
The Expedition Denali team has extensive experience, including over 20 National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) diplomas. Members like Tyhree Moore discovered a passion for the outdoors while on his first NOLS course, Alaska Backpacking. He continued to build his NOLS resume with a Wilderness First Aid course, and then the Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator course—all before his 20th birthday! Others, like Robby ReChord, embarked on very rewarding careers in outdoor education following their courses—in his case a Utah River Instructor Course. All of these graduates developed outstanding technical outdoor skills and keen leadership skills that they have applied to every aspect of their lives as outstanding role models in their communities. Learn more about the instructor team’s experience with NOLS here and about the team members’ NOLS education here. You, too, can get started on a lifetime of adventure and leadership by taking a NOLS course. Browse courses and learn about unrivaled academic credit opportunities and the $1.5 million NOLS awards in scholarships annually at www.nols.edu.
You’ll see a number of Expedition Denali team members and supporters at NOLS have written posts for the blog. Interested writers should feel free to submit blogs and blog ideas by contacting us.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Sport an Expedition Denali t-shirt to help further the conversation. Proceeds from shirt sales will go toward the expedition and grassroots mobilization efforts of Project Inspiration.Offered in numerous colors and adult and youth sizes, these t-shirts let you be a part of making history and building a legacy. Get the shirt!