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Our Services


Wilderness First Aid:
$275-$350 per student

The 16-hour WFA covers treatments for various injuries, illnesses, and environment related hazards that may occur while working or playing in the outdoors. In addition to engaging, hands-on training, students receive an OSHA approved First Aid/CPR/AED certification, WFA certification, and a Cal-EMSA Epi Auto-Injector Certification. Thanks to our partner, Capital City CPR LLC, EMTs and Paramedics receive 16 hours of CEUs. Provider #34-4980.


Wilderness First Responder:
$850 per student

The 72-Hour Wilderness First Responder course is the industry standard for professionals in the outdoors and is a great option for anyone interested in being able to manage emergencies in wilderness environments. You will learn from experienced instructors who have wilderness and urban emergency medical backgrounds. The class will include both classroom sessions as well as hands-on, engaging scenario based learning. Wilderness First Responder curriculum includes: -Medical/Legal Considerations -Patient Assessment System -Major and Minor Trauma -Medical Issues in the Backcountry -Environmental Hazards -Coordinating an Evacuation -Communication -Incident Command Concepts -Evening/Night Scenario -Patient Care as a Team -How to Plan Ahead and Prepare -Packing a First Aid Kit Students will receive a WFR certification from the Mountain Training Network, STOP THE BLEED® Certificate, an OSHA approved First Aid/CPR card, Cal-EMSA Epi Auto-Injector Cert, and the confidence to provide high-quality care in the backcountry. *If you are currently and EMT (NREMT or CA EMT), you may use this course as an upgrade to W-EMT and receive 72 CEU's.


Vertical Medicine:
$525 per student

This course is be 100% outdoors and will involve wilderness medicine and trauma care concepts that will be translated into the vertical environment. After learning and practicing treatments for multi-system trauma patients, students will practice providing medical care on the wall. This will be followed by a review of technical self rescue techniques to get you and your injured climbing partner to the ground or ledge safely. Basic belaying skills are required. Course availability is limited to maintain a low student to instructor ratio. The course will be held at either Donner Summit or the Cosumnes River Gorge. Limited availability to maintain low instructor to student ratio, register now. About your instructors: Ryan Armstrong is a Wilderness EMT and has been teaching Wilderness Medicine and technical rescue courses for 5 years. In addition to medical experience, he brings years of outdoor leadership and guiding into his teaching. Erik Griffith: "My name is Erik and I’m the founder and lead guide for Vertical Pursuits. My journey in the mountains started when I was 18, mostly revolving around bouldering and breaching into the outdoor climbing world. When I was 20 years old I embarked on a 2 year guide course that took me through the Northern Ice Cap of Patagonia, Picos De Europa of Spain and up to the rugged Eastern Alaskan Range. Since then, I have traveled and guided in various places until I made Yosemite Valley my home and training ground for over 4 years. While I lived in Yosemite, I made multiple trips up El Capitan, including in a day ascents, and free climbed many of the classic formations and routes in the park."

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