Wilderness Medicine

The High Mountain Institute serves as host for both Wilderness First Responder 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.

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.

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.

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.