Technical Rescue Essentials
This course provides a solid foundation of fundamental rescue skills and techniques, with emphasis on practical hands on exercises. Essential for all individuals and rescue personnel seeking to gain greater proficiency and confidence. Emphasis on light weight ,minimum gear solutions and problem solving applicable to challenging operational situations.
This is also an excellent refresher course to get back up to speed with the latest equipment and systems.
Adaptive Mountain Rescue
For those who have taken the Technical Rescue Essentials Course, this course will build on those skill sets introducing new concepts and focusing on application of learned skill sets in increasingly complex and challenging scenarios. Real life scenarios with a focus on both Team and Individual problem solving. NVG night training is also provided for Teams looking to get more hands on night rescue training.
Specifically designed as a more advanced C.O.I. for those with some rope rescue background. Ideal for military teams looking for high-end training in vital skill sets needed for efficient mountain operations.
Winter Mountaineering Operations
This comprehensive course covers the material from the Technical Rescue Essentials and Adaptive Mountain Rescue Courses and introduces foundational skill sets necessary for safe movement in mountainous terrain in the winter time.
The challenges of operating in cold weather are a key component to mountain ops training.
Movement and application of rescue skills in cold environments and all techniques necessary for safe travel on snow and ice are fundamental components of the course.
The White Mountains and Mt Washington in particular offers some of the most challenging winter weather conditions providing an ideal location for training.
Lead Climber Development
Designed for individuals with prior climbing experience, with emphasis on route finding, efficient movement skills, multi-pitch ascents and descents, this course will give you the skill sets and confidence to assess terrain and become a more proficient tactical lead climber.
Emphasis is placed on the the ability to safely assess terrain, route find and lead individuals or teams up routes on 5th class terrain.
Swiftwater Rescue Technical Unit One (SRT1)
This cousrse provides knowledge in hydrology site control and scene management.Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Standard NFPA 1670 Operation (water)
American Institute for Avalanche
Research and Education (Level 1, 2 and 3 courses)
AIARE courses are designed to be a complete program of avalanche education. Each course of the progression builds on knowledge and skills gained in the prerequisite course(s). AIARE curriculum meets or exceeds existing national and international standards.
Decision making is a crucial and critical component of the program. Everything taught, demonstrated, and practiced in any AIARE course is aimed at helping you improve your decision making in the field.
A.M.G.A. Single Pitch Instructor Course
The American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to facilitate and instruct proficiently the sport of rock climbing in a single-pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally-recognized single-pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States.