Rocky Mountain Rescue Semester


72 days


18+ yrs



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If you’re interested in a career in the outdoors then this semester’s combination of outdoor living, leadership, rescue skills, and wilderness medicine is designed for you. On this semester, you’ll learn NOLS’ fundamental outdoor living and travel skills as well as medical and rescue skills including rock and swiftwater rescue certifications. The course includes 10 days of classroom-based Wilderness First Responder curriculum, and 6-7 weeks in the great outdoors practicing leadership and expedition behavior, outdoor and rescue skills.


Course Dates

2 courses

Feb 12 - Apr 24, 2024

Wilderness First Responder, Canyon Travel, River Rescue, River Travel, Rock Climbing


Jun 5 - Aug 16, 2024

Wilderness First Responder, Backpacking, River Rescue, Rafting, Rock Climbing