Wilderness First Aid

Injuries on the mountain? Do you have the skills and gear to confidently stabilize someone? What about packaging and transporting out? Could you maintain a patient if you had to overnight?

Learn to improvise and work with supplies and gear that make sense to carry in the backcountry.  Tricks with webbing, rope, backpacks, tarps, Thermarests™, and bandages are very efficient. In a backcountry setting you could be the only medical attention that your friend or family member may receive for hours or even days.

Packaging patient for transport





Could you hold your cool in a dozen or more scenarios?
Could you stabilize a broken pelvis or femur with the gear in your pack and your environment?
What about dealing with shock?




I am looking for 8 people that are keen to spend 3-4 days in a Wilderness First Aid course

I am considering April and/or July.  So far I have received interest from the Crowsnest Pass and Edmonton.
Please email me. Until I know the level of interest, the number of days to cover the curriculum and the facility costs I won’t be able to give out a price. My best guess is between $600 (no certificate, fewer days) – $1200 (certificate, 4 days). We can influence the curriculum based on the group’s interests and needs, i.e. whether we want an industry recognized certificate or a completely customized course.
Many of you can write this safety training off. These skills are transferable to all areas of your lives….work, family, summer play and winter play.  Every 3 years backcountry guides re-certify their ~80+ hours of Wilderness First Aid Training.  Initial training is great but without refre

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