Mountain Travel and Rescue 1

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Last updated 10 Jan 2017.

Pre-classes (Indoor/Webinar): Mar 2nd at 7PM.
Outdoor Field Class: March 11-12, 2017
Location: Pinecrest, CA
Time: Check in opens 7:00AM
Note: Attendance at a pre-class is compulsory.

The Mountain Travel & Rescue course will provide the basic information, instruction, and opportunity to travel in the winter backcountry. It will prepare you with the basic knowledge to skillfully and safely enjoy travel in a harsh winter mountain environment.

You will be introduced to:
  • Search & Rescue
  • Safe Route Finding
  • Basic Map & Compass
  • Winter Shelters
  • Skiing & Snow-Shoeing
  • Food & Water
  • Cooking
  • Winter Environment Clothing
  • Survival Skills
  • Cold Weather Medical Emergencies

This class will satisfy the Far West Division Nordic requirement for Mountain Travel & Rescue as well as provide one elective credit for patrollers seeking advancement towards Senior.

Contact course coordinator, Keith Gale ( ) if you have any questions.


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Student Info:

Students will be required to complete a pre-test and attend the compulsory Indoor/Webinar pre-class. Pre-tests will be checked before the field class on March 11th.

Course material including the pre-test, class agenda and gear list will be available on this site for download and will be posted to students with the text when registration is received.

The following documents are part of the student pack which all students should review before the class.

Instructor Info:

Instructors wishing to help instruct at the course are encouraged to contact the course coordinator, Keith Gale ( )

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