Jed Williamson is President Emeritus of Sterling College in VT. He is co-author of the AEE Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs, was editor of Accidents in North American Mountaineering for 40 years, and co-designer of the “Live, Learn, and Teach” graduate program in experiential education at UNH, where he was on faculty for ten years. He was an instructor, program director, and director at various Outward Bound Schools. He is on the Curriculum Committee for Osher.
Course Title: Triumph of the Human Spirit‚ High Mountains, Vast Oceans, Extreme Cold, Remote Countries
(Spring Term 2022)
Each class incorporates unique interesting stories of individual hardship, braveness and spiritual experiences.
The instructor is really an expertly on this subject, and I was amazed by the depth and breadth of his knowledge.
Course Title: Triumph of the Human Spirit — High Mountains, Vast Oceans, Extreme Cold, Remote Settings
(Spring Term 2019)
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)
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)
"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!"