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Duke BOLD (Building Outdoor Leaders at Duke) is an experiential outdoor leadership organization run by and for Duke graduate and professional students. Founded in 2010 by Andrew Dietrich (MEM/MBA, 2012) and several classmates, BOLD was created to offer students a different kind of leadership experience - one that engages the mind and the body. 

BOLD is open to all graduate and professional students at Duke. Interested in learning more? Join our newsletter!

Meet our current BOLD Fellows who are working hard to plan trips, curriculum, and workouts.


Atacama Desert, Chile (2017)
Banff, Canada (2017)
Cabo Froward, Chile (2019)
Cayambe, Ecuador (2011, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Chachani, Peru (2013)
Cordon del Plata, Argentina (2015)
Cotopaxi, Ecuador (2014, 2015, 2019)
Huemul Circuit, Argentina (2016, 2018, 2019)
Kayak in Patagonia, Chile (2018)
Nevado del Tolima, Columbia (2018)
Pico de Orizaba, Mexico (2012, 2014)
San Juan Mountains, Colorado (2014)

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