Wilderness Medicine

Throughout the year, the High Mountain Institute and NOLS Wilderness Medicine co-sponsor Wilderness First Responder courses and Wilderness First Responder Recertification courses. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

Please visit the NOLS Wilderness Medicine website to learn more. Questions about recertification or continuing education credits should be directed to their office at 1-866-831-9001.

All paperwork for registered students can be viewed and downloaded here.

Wilderness First Responder

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. View the WFR course information & sample schedule for more details.

Upon successful completion of practical and written exams, students will receive a two-year Wilderness First Responder certification and a two-year Adult CPR certification.

2018 Dates: May 30 – June 8 (10 days, day 6 is a day off)


2018 Cost: $750 tuition only; $950 tuition & lodging (accommodations in rustic cabins and use of communal kitchen, food not included.



 Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications.View the WFR Recert course information for more details.

There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. Prepare for your course with these online resources.

2019 dates and tuition will be posted in Fall 2018