Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Remote Medical - Wilderness First Responder

i just finished my wilderness first responder class (WFR). it's pretty much the standard medical certification for guides. i took it for my running camps, the possibility of guiding in the future and for saving lives. i'm already saving the environment after all, might as well get skoold on saving lives. i would actually suggest this class to anyone who spends a lot of time in the backcountry. it's a big commitment, 8:45am - 5:45pm for 10 days. it's 80 hours and you can earn 5 college credits if you're into that kind of thing. i took it through remote medical on the recommendation of a mountain madness guide. their instructors were awesome.. and i'm not just saying that because they told us we were the best class they've ever had either. these guys knew their stuff.











5 comments:

The Sunday Adventure Club said...

Enjoying reading your blogs Matt, the Nuun tabs certainly did the trick on Fuego y Agua, I don't think I'll need them for quite a few months now I'm back home... it's freezing!!

Richie

Hart said...

richie.. glad your digging the blog. more good stuff to come now that i have a bit more time.

nuun rocks.. i am headed into the backcountry today to ski. i've got it in my bladder. even though it will be 20 degrees, i'll be sweating climbing uphill. need those electrolytes.

saschasdad said...

Dude, I almost passed out looking at some of those pictures. At least you can save me when we're out frolicking together in the mountains.

Hart said...

meissner! you mean like when i smashed my head open on falling lava rock during our circumnavigation of the sisters mountains? that could have been really really bad.

Phil said...

Glad to know you've got the knowledge to save/fix my ass next time we hook up for a run, ski or bike...
Finally getting a bit warmer up North here...so I can start playing in the mountains again!
pv