Wilderness Safety Training

NOLS Risk Services

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wilderness safety training

Presented by NOLS and Hosted by REI

Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

A lot of work goes into planning and executing a great outdoor adventure. As you go further afield, you need to rely on more than luck to get back home. Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but they can be managed. In this 2-day, classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

A NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying life-threatening hazards, outdoor leadership and decision-making, emergency response, and how to make the most of post-trip learning opportunities.

This course is appropriate for all experience levels, and is especially relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, or trip leaders who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all, etc.). 

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning
Student lead navigation on a course in the Yukon.

Dates

Sep. 7–8, 2019

Denver, CO


Tuition
$245-$275
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Sep. 21–22, 2019

Portland, OR


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$245-$275
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Sep. 21–22, 2019

Seattle, WA


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$245-$275
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Sep. 21–22, 2019

Chicago, IL


Tuition
$245-$275
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Sep. 21–22, 2019

San Jose, CA


Tuition
$245-$275
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Sep. 28–29, 2019

Tustin, CA


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 5–6, 2019

Atlanta, GA


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 5–6, 2019

Denver, CO


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 5–6, 2019

Washington, DC


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 12–13, 2019

Cary, NC


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 19–20, 2019

North Conway, NH


Tuition
$245-$275
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Oct. 26–27, 2019

Bloomington, MN


Tuition
$245-$275
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Nov. 2–3, 2019

New York, NY


Tuition
$245-$275
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Nov. 2–3, 2019

Phoenix, AZ


Tuition
$245-$275
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Nov. 9–10, 2019

Austin, TX


Tuition
$245-$275
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