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Training to Failure and Other Highly Effective Training Strategies - 2014 NOLS Faculty Summit

Emergent findings in social psychology point to the limitations of cognition and rationality; decision-making, it turns out, is highly over-rated. What this means for us: a focus on non-normal, training to failure, testing and sensemaking are uncommon, unlikely, and proven effective in building competency fast.

This workshop, presented at the National Outdoor Leadership School Faculty Forum in 2014 is a longer version of the workshop he presented at the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference in November 2015.

You can download Jeff's Powerpoint of the presentation.

Jeff Jackson brings a business management perspective that spans safety, adventure tourism, action sports, and education.... more

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Remote Link: American Rivers


Special thanks to Doug Woodward, Brendan Leonard, Skip Armstrong, David Marx, Jeff Scholl, Elliot Ross, Jess Lowe, Howl Collective, Story & Heart

Edit: Jordan Ingram + Gnarly Bay
Additional Audio Mixing: Joshua Svare

Save the Important Places. Protect the Grand Canyon and other wild rivers. Please visit to learn more.

Supported by American Rivers / Chaco Footwear / NRS / Goal Zero / Marmoset Music / Story & Heart

01. Blind and Unwise (Instrumental) by Gregory and the Hawk
02. Honey Jars by Bryan John Appleby
03. Snowy Crescendo (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
04. For a Film (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
05.... more

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On September 24th, 2015 Heather "Anish" Anderson broke the self-supported speed record of the Appalachian Trail. Without any assistance, she made her way nearly 2,200 miles starting in the north from Mt. Katadhin and finishing in the south on Mt. Springer. 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes. Listen to this podcast about her experiences from MtnMeister.

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BDTV Episode 2: The Forecaster

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Utah Avalanche Forecaster Drew Hardesty slides his skis from the back of his pickup, the dome light above illuminating his face, giving his bearded visage a wizened look. It is clear from his movements that this is a routine so often repeated it has become habit. Skis, poles, pack. Check. Drew glances around the parking lot, already filling with cars in the predawn light, and walks to the trailhead, stepping into his bindings. Click click.

Watching Drew move uphill, it would be easy to imagine that he is moving across flat ground, his steps brisk and precise. As he reaches the top of Toledo Bowl, before the sun has fully risen, he points across to Mt. Superior. A heli group has landed on top, and a single skier is arcing down the pristine run. Despite the silence of the morning, Drew is not alone in the mountains. No one is, and the presence of this skier makes that reality strikingly clear.

As, each year, the number of backcountry users rapidly expands, the level... more

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Black Diamond: BDTV S1 - Episode 1: One Seven Eight - Backcountry Skiing

Remote Link: BlackDiamond TV

How do you create a life that balances work, family and your passion for the mountains? In the first episode of BDTV, we travel to Jämtland, Sweden, where Henrik Westling recently became the first person to climb and ski every one of the region's 178 summits. In doing so, he did more than accomplish a goal: he found a way of living that will inspire you to rethink how you create balance in your life.

Finalist for the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Black Diamond: BDTV S1 - Episode 1

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