Be Prepared for Any Climbing Wilderness Emergency

Join our intensive Wilderness First Aid for Climbers course and gain the skills you need to handle medical emergencies in remote and challenging climbing environments. Whether you’re a climber, guide, or just someone who loves adventure, this course is designed to equip you with practical, lifesaving knowledge tailored specifically for climbing scenarios.

Why Choose Our Course?

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

Specialized Topics:

  • Breaks, fractures, and sprains of the skeletal system.
  • Head trauma.
  • Environmental injuries: Heat, Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Lightning.
  • Pulley injuries.
  • Back injuries related to blunt force trauma.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1:

Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM):

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

Afternoon (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):

  • Spine Injury Management and Patient Handling in Vertical Environments.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries and Wound Management from falls and impacts.
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Improvised Splints and Slings for climbing injuries.
  • Chest and Lung Injuries: Recognition and Immediate Care in Remote Climbing Locations.

Day 2:

Morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM):

  • Altitude Illnesses: Acute Mountain Sickness, HAPE, HACE specific to high-altitude climbs.
  • Environmental Emergencies: Lightning, Drowning, Hypothermia in climbing environments.
  • Heat Illnesses and Hydration Issues for Climbers.

Afternoon (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):

  • Medication Administration in Wilderness Climbing Settings.
  • Handling Common Medical Problems: Heart Attacks, Strokes in climbing situations.
  • Managing Blood Sugar Emergencies and Severe Allergies in Remote Climbing Areas.
  • Final Review and Certification Exam.
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesOctober 18th -19th, 2024 Price$429 LocationGolden, CO Course Length2 days Difficulty Rating3/10
Course DatesApril 25th - 26th, 2025 Price$429 LocationGolden, CO Course Length2 days Difficulty Rating3/10
Course DatesSeptember 12th -13th, 2025 Price$429 LocationGolden, CO Course Length2 days Difficulty Rating3/10
  • Climbing intensive: Cover common injuries in climbing environments.
  • 16-Hour Intensive Training: Over two 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 trauma injuries.
  • Small Class Sizes: Get personalized attention and direct feedback.
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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