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Which Program is best for me?

The Wilderness First Responder (80 hr) is the outdoor industry standard for first aid. Avid and very active recreationalists will also find this course invaluable should they find themselves in a remote wilderness medical situation.

If your time is limited, and you want some wilderness first aid training, then the Wilderness Remote Responder (20 hr) will give you a base level of knowledge. There is a big difference between urban and wilderness first aid. If you spend time in the backcountry, wilderness first aid training may well be the difference between an minor incident and a serious incident.

Wilderness First-Aid

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures offers expert wilderness first aid instruction out of our comfortable office in Canmore. Immediately behind our office is the perfect wilderness scenario setting meaning we never have to drive anywhere to complete training.

In the field or classroom we maximize your instruction time.  Our 80 Hour Advanced Adventure Medic Program is one of only two Wilderness First Aid Courses that is recognized by Alberta Workplace Health and Safety as an Advanced First Aid Certificate.  This is a testament to our instructors, curriculum, and dedication to high standard instruction.

We offer two types of Wilderness First Aid training:

Advanced Adventure Medic

This 10-day (80 hour) course is the industry standard for outdoor professionals. Many organizations require it as part of their job qualifications.

Topics include: patient assessment system, body systems, environmental injuries/conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, backcountry medicine, and CPR.

Topics are covered in-depth and includes simulations.  The course is recommended for outdoor professionals as well as outdoor recreationalists who lead adventure trips and those who are in the backcountry for days or weeks at a time and may have to care for a patient over an extended period. 

This course is hosted by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures and taught by Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine. This program is now recognized by Alberta Occupational Health & Safety as an Advanced First Aid certificate - see course details.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid Recertification

Recertify your 80-Hour Advanced Adventure Medic or Wilderness First Responder Certification with this 3-Day course

Wilderness Remote Responder

Described as the ultimate 'Weekend Warrior' first aid course, we have compressed important wilderness first aid curriculum into a 20 hour program. We recognize the 80 hour course is a significant time investment and not everyone can dedicate that much time to wilderness first aid. However, if you spend time in the backcountry, there is a significant difference between urban and wilderness first aid so we recommend some level of wilderness first aid training.  This course covers will give you a great introduction to wilderness first aid. 

In addition, to being invaluable wilderness first aid training, it is also recognized by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety as a Standard First Aid Certificate.