It seems like a page straight out of Aesop’s ‘the tortoise and the hare’. Although if you were to hike along side Jennifer Pharr Davis I don’t believe there is anything you would deem tortoise like about her. This year Jennifer broke the overall speed record for the Appalachian Trail, completing the 2,175 miles in a mere 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. Not only did she beat the previous time by 26 hours, she did it by hiking, not running the trail as previous record holders had done. “Records are made to be broken,” she told National Geographic, “It’s not the number. The method and the approach are what matters more at the end of the day.”
It is that kind of insight on life that we appreciate here at Landmark Learning and that is why we are grateful to have people like Jennifer in our classes. Jennifer, who initially received her Wilderness First Responder certification from us, was recently down here for a recertification course. Because we have inquiring minds we asked her why she chose WMI of NOLS and Landmark as her wilderness medicine education source.
“I have used Landmark Learning for all my wilderness and CPR training. The instructors are awesome. Every single one of my teachers have lived up to the standard of being professional, experienced, and full of passion and insight. With a hectic schedule sometimes it is difficult to fit in my necessary training, but the Landmark courses are very convenient. They are located throughout the year and in many different locations. The classes are also very competitively price – and that is ALWAYS important to an outdoor professional.