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As outdoor professionals and guides for over a dozen years, Sentinel Outdoor Institute’s founders have worked closely alongside local guides on nearly every continent.  It was from this unique perspective that the need for continued, high quality education and training for local guides around the world became apparent.  Their desire, need and capacity for such training inspire SOI’s enthusiasm and drive for improving safety and education in all outdoor pursuits.  It is with a great sense of responsibility and honor that SOI serves guides throughout the world in their education and training.

 

PHOTOS, PHOTOS, PHOTOS!

We have loads of awesome photos of you all and the beautiful areas we all get to work in. We’ve been meaning to throw them up in one place so they aren’t hidden on hard drive or lost in old posts. Well, we finally did, and we decided the About Us page was an appropriate…
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2016 TZ Schedule

Here it is!  Another fun line-up of courses in Tanzania this year – BFA, CPR, WFA, WFR, WFR-R and LNT – 12-22 April in Olasiti, Arusha.  Not to be missed!  More details are available on our Course List and TZ 2016 Course Catalog. In addition to our open enrollment courses, this year’s special focus is going to be…
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KATHMANDU BASIC FIRST AID COURSE

Super class in Kathmandu over the last two days – diverse audience of three ethnic groups, 4 women, trekking guides, Everest guides, and a long line rescuer.  Teaching team of Peter, Ang and Lakpa had so much fun together, was like they had been teaching together for years despite this being Ang’s and Lakpa’s first…
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MORE FUN IN GLACIER

Following up last year’s trainings in Glacier was a tall order, but it’s pretty easy when working with the folks at Glacier River School.  After a day for camp staff and an evening of CPR,  we had a fun WFA and were even able to peel Carl away from his busy schedule to help lead.…
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LAKPA RETURNS TO NEPAL

Lakpa Sherpa Anderson is in Nepal right now, delivering another round of supplies and visiting her family for the first time since leaving Nepal.  She shared this with all of us:   “I started my journey to my homeland country on June 20, 2015 with lots of question in my head. It has been 17th months…
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RAINIER 2015

We’re working backwards, our coverage starts with the most recent class first, which was at good ole snowy. With nearly 12 Everest summits, 50 Denali summits and 1000 rainier summits there was more than enough experience to draw from, making for one of the most challenging and rewarding classes ever. Need we say more?  

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CLASSES CONTINUE

Despite our poor coverage of events, we’ve had a busy month! We’ve had a team in Eyasi, Arusha, Manyara and Ngorongoro, working community guides, community healthcare, anti-poaching and with field researchers and instructors; We’ve had a team in Yellowstone and Glacier, working with camp staff and whitewater guides; And we are headed to Rainier, to…
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EARTHQUAKE COMPARISONS

It’s unusual to hear about such a strong earthquake following a previous one, usually just smaller aftershocks (earthquakes that follow the first).  There were nearly 100 M3+ aftershocks of the 25 April quake (M7.8), and yesterday’s M7.3 quake was by far larger than all the previous.  This succession of quakes is essentially a series of…
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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

You may have a heard there was another large earthquake on the other side of Kathmandu this morning. We were speechless when we found out. Even with the hundreds of aftershocks, things were seemingly falling into place, then another big release down the fault line – 7.3 magnitude. The epicenter was to the east of…
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NEPAL RELIEF UPDATE

Well, while we are not the best at taking advantage of social media, we have been working hard to develop and implement our initial relief efforts. Ang Tshering, the coordinator of our efforts in Nepal has been providing updates on the situation long before media reports reach us in the US. He has already exhausted…
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