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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.

 

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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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY FUND

Nepal has held a special place in my heart since my first visit in 1999. My love for this country and its people has only grown through numerous visits to climb, guide, and teach first aid and climbing skills. Guiding on Mount Everest was certainly a life changing and wonderful experience. However, the most rewarding…
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COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

While we gather information on the status of friends and family in Nepal, organize resources for them, and ascertain how we may best support recovery efforts in the quake-struck region, there is some comfort knowing that our work extends beyond guiding and the tourism industry – the preparedness, assessment and care skills taught in our…
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2015 WFR Wraps Up

This year, students from a number of different companies attended, as well as some motivated independents, making for an extremely diverse group.  Every day was packed with engaged students filled with many questions.  Over the ten days it was great to watch them expand their knowledge and tie key concepts together.  They left the class eager…
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AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTS LEADERS

  It’s always a pleasure to work with friends, and teaching the AE crew is just that. Their level of experience is tops, making it all the more fun to test them.  

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WRAPPED WFA AND RECERT

Today was a good day.  We finished a Recert full of friends, old and new, after celebrating with cake, tricking each other in scenarios, and learning why it is good to breath when lifting heavy objects!  The WFA students were superbly enthusiastic – they’re ready to start the WFR once they finish celebrating their WFA…
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