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Wilderness First Responder: Pinkham Notch

Date and Time

Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00AM - Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

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


Wilderness First Responder: This 9 day/ 72-hour course uses the principles of long-term patient care, improvised resources, and varying environmental conditions as the framework for responding to medical incidents in remote settings. Lecture, hands-on practice, and simulated rescues emphasize injury prevention and decision making in emergencies. Course graduates will receive CPR and Wilderness First Responder certificates. The WFR is the most widely accepted standard in wilderness medical care for professional outdoor leaders including mountain and river guides, wilderness trip leaders, camp and outing club leaders, rangers-anyone who is responsible for the safety and care of a group of people in the backcountry. This course takes an in-depth look at the underlying physiology of common and uncommon emergencies that you might encounter in the backcountry. It goes well beyond the WFA by taking a more detailed look at the mechanisms of injuries and illnesses - trauma, environmental issues like hypothermia, heat illnesses, high-altitude disorders - and explores the treatment of other, less common, life-threatening problems like head and chest trauma and acute abdominal illnesses and injuries as well as blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases. Long-term care, decision-making, organizing a rescue team and improvised rescues are covered in-depth. Includes CPR certification. Program Highlights: Comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Coverage of topics is much more extensive than two-day WFA courses with hands-on practice Nationally recognized certification for 3 years

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $979 member / $1,059 non-member
*Full course includes all meals from lunch on Mon through lunch on the last day, lodging for 8 nights, instruction, handouts, WFR and CPR certification with successful completion of course. Instruction only $469: includes instruction, handouts, all lunches, WFR and CPR certification with successful completion of course.

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First Aid

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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


ABOUT SOLO: Recognized as the founders of Wilderness Medical education, SOLO boasts a 36-year history of training more than 180,000 students in various wilderness medical programs.? Today, SOLO is considered the premiere provider of wilderness medical courses, maintaining its leadership in the field by its up-to-date curriculums, its highly skilled instructors, and its commitment to high quality educational standards.? The AMC and SOLO have been in partnership since SOLO's inception in 1976.