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Facing Zoom fatigue, Massey Stichter, a third-year student in the University Scholars Program, embarked on a 50-day backcountry skills course this spring through Outward Bound.

Massey Stichter wearing a teal helmet and making a thumbs up sign while rock climbing Play Video
Massey Stichter

The University Honors and Scholars Programs are excited to hear from one of their intrepid students, Massey Stichter, a third-year student in the University Scholars Program majoring in parks, recreation, and tourism management, about her spring 2021 experience with¬†Outward Bound.¬†Massey decided that she needed to take a break from Zoom classes and experience her education outdoors, so she joined Outward Bound’s 50-day backcountry skills course. Along the way, she learned canyoneering, climbing and wilderness first aid skills. Watch this video to hear more about Massey’s adventure.