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Alana Norie was a recipient of the 2023 Spring scholarship for outdoor education and received their Assistant Overnight Guide in Clayoquot Sound, BC, Canada.
In this blog series, you can expect to learn about some of our Alumni, about their time with Backcountry Squatters, and maybe even pick up some sage advice. Molly Taylor spends her post-grad days ice climbing in Missoula, MT. Molly’s first foray into the niche sport...
I wanted to feel more comfortable and empowered as an individual in the water as well as contribute to growing the Whitewater Kayaking Club at Columbia so I decided to take a Swiftwater Rescue Course this summer. This opportunity was only possible through the scholarship I received from Backcountry Squatters.
Claire reflects on her experience taking a Wilderness First Responder course through NOLS with the funds she received from the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education.
Kit Kocha, one of the co-founders of Backcountry Squatters and the visionary behind so much of what Squatters is today, is a self-prescribed dreamer. Fortunately, many of Kit’s dreams have revolved around her deep passion for outdoor stewardship and mentorship, beginning with her outdoor experiences in her youth.
February, the actual start of the year, is when you make good on some new resolutions, tidy things up, and rebrand yourself completely. In honor of the new year (Ibby’s New Year™), I thought I would share some of my “In’s and Out’s” for 2023.
Maggie is a recipient of the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education and received her AIARE 1 through the University of Colorado.
I crashed the Backcountry Squatters ski trip and it was hands down the best decision ever. We skied everywhere. Let me tell you from experience, skiing with a group of 10 people with various backgrounds can be tricky, but this just felt right.
If you were not at MAP Brewing in Bozeman, MT on November 14th, enjoying the Sasquatch Skedaddle fun run/race, you sorely missed out. On that particular Sunday, an incredible community of vibrant and ambitious women came together to pull off the funnest fun run that...
Mackenzie reflects on her experience taking a AIARE level 1 course through the Acadia Mountain Guides with the funds she received from the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education.
Eva reflects on her experience taking a level 1 course through the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education with the funds she received from the Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education.
Hannah reflects on her AIARE 1 experience through the Colorado Mountain School as a 2020 Backcountry Squatters Scholarship for Outdoor Education recipient.