Wilderness and Disaster Medicine

November 11-14, 2021

AMC Pinkham Notch Camp, White Mountains, NH

CEUs. Nursing 29 EMTs- 29 Physicians- tba

Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification for lay people.

The program includes 3 days of small group, experiential based learning on the mountain, complemented by evening lectures. Topics include: Psychology of Disaster Victims, Rescuer Survival, Wilderness Evacuation, Improvised Transport, Improvised Disaster Medical Centers, Prolonged Care for Fractures, Dislocations, C-Spine Injuries, Burns, and a host of Environmental Medicine Topics (hypothermia, frostbite, wilderness envenomations, wild animal encounters, lightning injuries, and altitude medicine).

Registration begins Thursday at 12:30 pm at the Joe Dodge Lodge. Program begins at 1:00 pm and runs continually until 12:00 noon on Sunday. All lodging and food is provided in the course fee. Registration is limited to 60 students.In addition to our Main Course, Mountain Medicine offers on-demand courses at your chosen location. Please feel free to contact our Program Director for more information.


This 8-hour course is designed for participants to understand and practice the techniques associated with moving injured parties on sloping, slick, or unstable terrain, where one slip of a rescuer could lead to disaster for the rescue.


Topics include: rope work, anchors, knots, belay devices, hauling and lowering systems.


Required equipment per person: helmet, harness, 2 locking carabiners, 10 feet of 1-inch tubular webbing, water, lunch, and backpack.


Location: Suitable slope near you.


$200 per person, 5-person minimum.


This course requires our Low Angle course as a prerequisite, and takes another 8 hours in very steep to vertical terrain. It is designed to teach raising and lowering systems in a vertical, off road environment, with an extreme focus on safety of all in these highly dangerous situations. This is not a rock climbing class.


Call for details and to arrange a suitable location near you.


The Department of Homeland Security has developed new Austere Protocol guidelines (with the input of Mountain Medicine Staff) to address potentially catastrophic disasters where the only trained help available are local rescue squads. We simulate the reality of creating a facility given the total breakdown of all outside support and utilities. Given our experience in Haiti, there are few others who know the realities of this situation better.

CONFERENCES TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR NEEDS:  We can put together a wide range of educational experiences for you and your crew, from reading EKGs to understanding medications to any medical topic that you may possibly have need to know. Contact us for more information.