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818 County Road 116, Nederland, CO 80466

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The Mountain Research Station will be hosting a Wilderness First Aid class in June, open to all INSTAARs.

The course will take place on Thursday June 15th and Friday June 16th from 8am to 5pm up at the Mountain Research Station. Course cost is $250 per person, and you may pay with a University Speedtype or by Check or Cash. Class size is limited to 18 persons.

"Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In this fast-paced and hands-on course, you will learn how to prepare for the unexpected. In just two days, you will have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for field scientists, trip leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals in remote locations." - NOLS course description

To reserve a space, register online.  Find the link in your past email or contact  Ask her any questions too.

Mountain Research Station
818 County Road 118, Nederland, CO

Course details

We are fortunate enough to have Mike Zawaski return for another season as our instructor!  Mike is an outdoor educator, college instructor, field-researcher, and climber who has been bridging formal and informal education with the outdoors for 25 years. Mike holds a PhD from CU Boulder in geology, has surveyed Inca monuments for their astronomical significance, and has worked courses for Outward Bound climbing glaciated peaks, rafting down rivers, and kayaking on the ocean for 22 years. This is Mike's 2​2nd year with NOLS Wilderness Medicine. He has a long history in wilderness risk management as a wildland firefighter/EMT, and member of Yosemite NP Search and Rescue, plus he is the author of Snow Travel, through the Mountaineers Books Outdoor Expert series.  ​ 

We are offering a NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum.  The certification is good for two years. Topics covered include patient assessment system, emergency and evacuation plans, spine injury, head injury, shock, wilderness wound management, musculoskeletal injury, heat illness, cold injury, lightning, altitude illness, medical patients, anaphylaxis.  

More information about the class can be found here;  

*This course does not include CPR. We may host a separate CPR course if there is enough interest. Please email for more details.  

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