[pct-l] News from your community PCT/JMT wilderness school

Dave Fajer davefajer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 19:18:03 CDT 2014

Congrats Ned!  My brother and I will see you at Kennedy Meadows in 2015!

On Sep 22, 2014 5:14 PM, "Ned Tibbits" <ned at mountaineducation.org> wrote:

> It's Official!
> Mountain Education, Inc. is now, according to the most esteemed Internal
> Revenue Service, a public charity exempt form Federal income tax under
> section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code!
> They went on to say that contributions to Mountain Education are tax
> deductible as of May, 5, 2014, under section 170 of the Code.
> "You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises,
> transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code."
> After much time and expense, we are all letting out a sigh of relief and
> taking a deep breath of excitement and anticipation as Mountain Education
> looks forward to a whole new year of wilderness safety courses ahead!
> With that said, we are, also, proud to announce another affiliation! I
> have received my official certification as an Emergency Medical Services
> Instructor from the National Association of Emergency Medical Service
> Educators and will be teaching in the EMS program at Reno’s Truckee Meadows
> Community College!
> http://www.naemse.org/
> http://www.tmcc.edu/
> Now, I go on to NOLS to get attend their Instructor Course – WFR, then
> their coveted, Professional Instructor Course – Mountain!
> http://www.nols.edu/wmi/about/teaching_for_wmi.shtml
> http://www.nols.edu/courses/professional-instructor-course-mountain/
> Also, Mountain Education’s 2014-2015 snow skills courses are being listed
> at the school’s website, so check them out to see which ones fit your
> schedule!
> www.mountaineducation.org
> For those of you who are NoBo in 2015, consider attending our “NoBo
> Thru-Hiker Only, 6-Day Snow Advanced Course conducted between Cottonwood
> Pass and Kearsarge Pass, right when you’ll be passing through. Of course,
> we’re believing for a heavy winter (we sure need one!), so there should be
> lots of snow to walk on during this skills training trip, May 2-7, 2015!
> The classic, annual longer version of this same trip, which begins out of
> Kennedy Meadows to Kearsarge Pass, will begin on April 28, 2015.
> Good news from this end!
> Ned Tibbits, Director
> Mountain Education, Inc.
> www.mountaineducation.org
> ned at mountaineducation.org
> Mission:
> "To minimize wilderness accidents, injury, and illness in order to
> maximize wilderness enjoyment, safety, and personal growth, all through
> experiential education and risk awareness training."
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