Jed Williamson

Headshot of Jed WilliamsonJed Williamson is President Emeritus of Sterling College, former faculty member at UNH and Outward Bound School Director. He is a practitioner and consultant in education and outdoor pursuits. He has authored many articles, compiled the Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs, and was editor of Accidents in North American Mountaineering for 40 years. His own life in harsh environments include expeditions in Alaska, China, and Russia; a ski traverse of the Brooks Range; and hunting with the Hudza in Tanzania.


Course Title: Triumph of the Human Spirit — High Mountains, Vast Oceans, Extreme Cold, Remote Settings (Spring Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

"It exceeded my expectations. The films were mesmerizing and Jed Williamson is an incredible raconteur."

"More than I expected. Fascinating....Jed's personal experiences and experience were very informative and his "props" were fascinating."

Course Title: Lessons from a Lifetime of Expeditions: Different Countries, Different Environments, and Different Cultures (Winter Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

"An exceptionally gifted Study Leader: he was prepared; he invited class questions and comments, throughout his presentation; he has a good sense of humor; and, of course, he knew, first hand, the material he presented."

"Jed, is a relaxed, raconteur-styled teacher of real mountain climbing. He loves teaching and knows his subject intimately. Excellent reading material handouts throughout every session."

Course Title: Triumph of the Human Spirit — High Mountains, Vast Ocean, Extreme Cold, Remote Countries (Fall Term 2018)

Participant Testimonials:

"Jed provided an extensive bibliography of suggested readings, and shared books from his personal library."

"Jed's personality, sense of humor, spirit of adventure win each day!"

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