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BURI+ED: Build Ultimate Rescue Intuition with Educated Decisions

January 26 @ 8:30 am - January 28 @ 4:00 pm


Wilderness First Aid & Companion Rescue Skills

Designed for those with some experience in the backcountry who are looking to upgrade their skills. You will be learning lots fast!
The goal of every backcountry trip is to return home safely. But what if something goes wrong?

We’ve teamed up with Mountain Med Consulting to offer this new course covering Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Rescue Skills to get you prepared for your backcountry trips this winter.

In this 3-day course you will learn wilderness first aid skills to help treat injuries that may occur in the backcountry as well as the latest techniques on how to respond to a backcountry avalanche. Then, you’ll get to put it all in practice!

After an introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills from Mountain Med Consulting, you will work on your transceiver searching skills, learn advanced probing and shovelling techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of how to deal with complex rescue emergencies from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to practice scenarios to the fullest extent to make sure you feel prepared to respond in the event of an accident.

Wilderness First Aid is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short-term wilderness endeavours and pursuits. It is targeted at the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.


January 26 @ 8:30 am
January 28 @ 4:00 pm
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Whitewater Ski Resort
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Organizer Contact Name
Kirstie Leighton
(250) 352-6954


Hummingbird Lodge at Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater Ski Hill Road
Nelson, V1L 5R3
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(250) 352-6954
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