Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

$300
Dates:
April 20-21
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
NOLS staff
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Outdoor Recreation

Fast-paced and hands-on, this two-day program covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?"

During this program, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out, such as dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This program is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals in remote locations.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine's program is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This program does not include CPR.

This class will take place in Yellowstone Forever's Gardiner, MT headquarters. Housing is not included.

To register for this class please contact institute@yellowstone.org.

More Information:

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.