Category: Adventure Scholars Blog

Flyin Ryan Announces 3 New Adventure Scholarship Recipients

Flyin Ryan is proud to announce the addition of three new Adventure Scholarship recipients to their Adventure Scholar family!   Maya Dizack is a University of Vermont student and aspiring scientist pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in human health and environment. She will be using her award to complete her capstone Read More…

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A New Ryan Story

Recent Adventure Scholar awardee Ashley Maxfield applied and received an Adventure Scholarship to further her coaching and skiing skills in the freeride community where she serves as  Level 2 certified freeride judge. In her words: “Nine summers ago, I made the plunge into the world of big mountain skiing. I still remember getting out of Read More…

Adventure Scholar update – Madelline Cecilia Dunn

A Spring update from 2017 Adventure Scholarship recipient Madeline Cecilia Dunn “I ski because it’s my deepest passion, not because I am searching for anything in particular. Through backcountry skiing and ski-mountaineering, I have discovered my career path as an avalanche instructor, ski-guide, and professional ski patroller. From waiting tables to hunting avalanches, my world Read More…

Madeline Dunn climbing

Aaron Rice World Record documentary

Short film tells the Aaron Rice story On January 1, 2016, Adventure Scholar Aaron Rice set out to achieve what no one had ever achieved; skiing 2.5 million vertical feet in a calendar year without the use of any mechanized uphill transportation. In other words, completely human powered. Aaron’s physical and emotional journey was recorded Read More…

Aaron descending Lanín volcano

Adventure Scholar Update: Living a Balanced Life in Utah

We recently got this note from Caroline Dillon, who moved west from Vermont to follow her passion.  Here’s what she shared about the impact of her Adventure Scholarship on her career choices and life in Utah: In 2012, I had the privilege of receiving the Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship to attend a Wilderness First Responder Read More…

Adversity on the Pacific Crest Trail

Update on Adventure Scholar Kelly Kate Warren Kelly Kate, one of our newest Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholars, wrote us this summer to update us on her adventure, which involved hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Here’s her story:  I’ve been putting off writing this update, because it was one I desperately hoped I would never have Read More…

Our Latest Adventure Scholars Hit the Road

Group on NYC subway platform, day 1.  Are there ways to bridge the deepening divide in our communities between people of different races, cultures and religions through face-to-face dialogue? How can we help young people look beyond the cycles of violence that dominate the news, to find and nourish mutual respect and understanding? A few Read More…

Jessica Silverman takes on big peaks, ski industry bias

Introducing Jessica Silverman, one of our newest Adventure Scholars. In her biography/introduction, Jessica writes: I am taking a gap year(s) from a psychology-philosophy degree at the University of Vermont to chase the whims of adventure. Dreams that have captivated me from such a young age are becoming closer and closer to being a reality. Over Read More…

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Aaron Rice – World Record Holder

On December 29, 2016 Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship Recipient Aaron Rice achieved a dream: He skied 2.5 Million human-powered vertical feet in a year. In fact, he did it in 364 days. 5 Winters ago I skied ~75,000′ vert, The next year I skied 117,000′ vert. The next year 248,000′ vert. The next year 447,000′ Read More…

Aaron with GPS reading 2.5 million ft

Amazing Aaron Rice breaks world record!

Almost a year ago, Aaron Rice set out to pursue a dream, to see how many vertical feet he could ski without the use of any mechanized uphill assistance. We’re thrilled to share that Aaron, a 2015 Adventure Scholarship recipient, has broken the world’s record of 2 Million human powered vertical feet, and is charging towards Read More…

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