Category: Adventure Scholars Blog

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…

Update from Alanya Morelli

This is an update of my ski season so far. I have been having a blast out on the slopes. I LOVE seeing my second family every weekend. The ski season has been slow with the weather conditions, but that doesn’t stop me. I have been getting in a lot of skiing. I can feel Read More…

Alanya and friends

Update from Brooks Hudson

Last weekend I attended the IFSA Junior National Freeski comp at Snowbird, Utah. We got tons of snow and the comp was really, really fun. This was my first National IFSA comp and my first time competing in the 12-14 age division. The Silver Fox finals venue at Snowbird is definitely the biggest venue I’ve Read More…

Brooks Hudson (Left)

Update from Carter Snow

What I’ve been up to With the great start to the winter I’ve been able to go on a few mini trips and get some really awesome skiing and shooting in. Most notably, I organized a weekend trip to ski and film at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in the Bitterroots of Montana. We spent two days Read More…

Carter launching into the air

Update: Dave Wadleigh’s Japan Adventure

Japan was the trip of a lifetime! It is honestly one of the most memorable, fun, and eye opening things I have ever done in my life. Aside from the world class pow, it was also my first trip outside of North America. Needless to say a sudden immersion in Asian culture was eye opening, Read More…

Dave Wadleigh headshot
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