In our fast-paced engaging courses, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics. Their dynamic educators have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments deliver the rigorous curriculum. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage major injuries and illness in the backcountry.
Highly recommend this course for any riders. Learned a lot and it really put a perspective on how the situation should be handled.
Stay Safe in the backcountry and have your buddies backs - take a class with AAS!
This course helped me to understand how weather and terrain effect snow conditions and how to collect and discern critial information for safe skiing in the backcountry. Even though I have almost no science background, the instructors made everything very accessible to learn and practice.
Last year I took the first Level One Avalanche Course at the Manitoba Hut, hosted by the Alaska Avalanche School. It was an inspiring, humbling and empowering experience that I highly recommend to anyone doing winter travel in the mountains. Whether you are new to Alaska’s terrain and snow or have been playing in the mountains your whole life, this course delivers high-value, essential information for making safe and educated decisions.