Be Prepared for Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Rescue

Join our intensive Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Rescue course and gain the skills you need to handle medical emergencies and avalanches in remote and challenging environments. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, guide, or just someone who loves adventure, this course is designed to equip you with practical, lifesaving knowledge tailored specifically for avalanche rescue scenarios.

Why Choose Our Course?

  • Hands-On Training: Learn through real-life scenarios and practical exercises.
  • Expert Instructors: Gain insights from experienced wilderness medicine professionals and avalanche rescue experts.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering everything from basic first aid to complex medical emergencies and avalanche rescue techniques.
  • Certification: Earn a respected Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Rescue certification.

Specialized Topics:

  • Breaks, fractures, and sprains of the skeletal system.
  • Head trauma specific to avalanche injuries.
  • Environmental injuries: Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Avalanche burial.
  • Avalanche rescue techniques: Probing, Shoveling, and Transceiver use.
  • Back injuries related to avalanche trauma.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1:

Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM):

  • Introduction and overview of Wilderness Medicine for Avalanche Rescue.
  • Patient Assessment System: Scene Survey, Primary and Secondary Surveys tailored to avalanche situations.
  • Basic Life Support: CPR, Choking, Wilderness Considerations in avalanche settings.
  • Hypovolemic Shock and Initial Treatment Steps specific to avalanche accidents.

Afternoon (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):

  • Spine Injury Management and Patient Handling in avalanche environments.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries and Wound Management from snow immersion.
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Improvised Splints and Slings for avalanche injuries.
  • Chest and Lung Injuries: Recognition and Immediate Care in remote avalanche locations.

Day 2:

Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM):

  • Avalanche Dynamics and Risk Assessment.
  • Avalanche Transceiver Use and Searching Techniques.
  • Probing and Shoveling Techniques.
  • Avalanche Rescue Scenarios.

Afternoon (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):

  • Avalanche Snowpack Analysis.
  • Avalanche Rescue Team Coordination.
  • Managing Avalanche Related Medical Problems: Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Trauma.
  • Final Review and Certification Exam.

Day 3:

Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM):

  • Advanced Avalanche Rescue Techniques.
  • Advanced Snowpack Analysis and Decision Making.
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment Maintenance and Preparation.

Afternoon (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):

  • Advanced Rescue Scenarios: Simulated rescues to practice skills in real-life settings.
  • Team Rescue Techniques: Coordinating with rescue partners to execute effective rescues.
  • Final Practical Exam: Demonstrate your rescue skills and receive feedback from instructors.
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesFebruary 14th - 16th, 2025 Price$578 LocationGolden, CO Course Length3 days Difficulty Rating3/10


  • 24-Hour Intensive Training: Over three days, immerse yourself in an engaging and informative experience.
  • Field Scenarios: Practice skills in realistic wilderness settings.
  • Critical Skills: From CPR and wound management to handling hypothermia and avalanche burial.
  • Small Class Sizes: Get personalized attention and direct feedback.
  • WFR Recertification: This course counts towards those seeking WFR recertification.
Price Includes



  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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