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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Nicole Belle Isle

Nicole has been working for the REI Outdoor School for over two years, mainly as a rock climbing instructor with some bicycling classes sprinkled in as well. She has over 15 years of teaching experience both outdoors and in the classroom and holds a Single Pitch Instructor certification through the American Mountain Guides Association. Because Nicole spends most of the work week indoors, she takes every opportunity she gets to spend weekends outside, either teaching for REI or going on a personal adventure involving climbing, backpacking, kayaking, or whatever else sounds fun. She loves introducing people to new activities and sharing her knowledge to help people develop a new passion!