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Outdoor Skills: SOLO Wilderness First Aid

Date and Time

Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00AM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 5:00PM

Location

Highland Center at Crawford Notch,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)

Overview

Wilderness First Aid: The ability to apply basic backcountry first aid is vital for any outdoor enthusiast, whether it's for yourself or others. Moving beyond urban first aid, this course teaches the skills necessary to identify and treat medical issues common to wilderness settings and to prepare for long-term care scenarios. Includes hands-on practice and lectures. Upon completion, participants receive 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may be used to recertify an approved current WFR certification. A CPR certification will be offered in the evening, this is optional and a $35 additional fee is required, paid directly to the SOLO instructor. Program Highlights: •Focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies •Coverage of topics balances class-room instructional sessions with hands-on practice in the outdoors •Nationally recognized certification for 2 years Sample Itinerary: Day 1 9am Classroom & Practical Session 12n Lunch 1pm Classroom & Practical Session 5pm Break* 6pm Dinner *CPR may be offered during this break or after dinner Day 2 8am Breakfast 9am Classroom & Practical Session 12n Lunch 1pm Classroom & Practical Session 5pm Approximate end time

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $263 member / $280 non-member
*•Lodging on Saturday night only •Dinner on Saturday night only (with lodging package) •Breakfasts on Sunday only (with lodging package) •Lunch on Saturday & Sunday (all participants) •Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room

Past participants say...

• "Instructors were outstanding. Both were extremely knowledgeable about the topics discussed and obviously spoke from experience. Super credibility" Participant, May 2015 • "Instructors were fantastic. I was particularly pleased with their approach to teaching which involved a lot of debunking of established misinformation in a simple, easy to understand way." Participant, 2015

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Continue onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

Wilderness First Aid

Activities

First Aid
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Duration

1-2 Days/Weekend

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact




AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories