This intensive 9-day course nests perfectly between two weekends.
Location: Talkeetna, Alaska
Talkeetna is a great place to take wilderness medicine courses. It is a small Alaskan village of 900 residents and is located 120-miles north of Anchorage. Talkeetna is accessible by roads and the Alaska Railroad. Despite it’s size it is always a bustle with activity, especially in March, when the days are long, sunny, and uplifting as residents start to literally un-den from a long cold winter.
The village consists of a Main Street that has numerous small restaurants, coffee shops, and historic bars. There are two village parks and one offers camping. The campground is nestled next to the bank of the intersection of three major rivers that exit surrounding mountain ranges. Accommodations range from a quaint roadhouse, international hostel, private cabins, inns and small motels.
People visit Talkeetna year-round to soak in the character of this quirky little town and climbers from around the world flood in from March-July to climb in the rugged Alaska Range and often to attempt climbs on north America’s highest peak nearby Mt. McKinley (often referred by it’s native name Denali by Alaskans). In March it is common to see local dog mushers on the trails and if you are up late enough take in aurora displays often green dancing light bands called the northern lights.
Class will be held at The Grove Talkeetna , 15528 S Birch Creek Blvd, Talkeetna, AK 99676, large log lodge just 7 miles out of town. It is large class room heated with a wood stove and adjoined by a large wooded lot that is perfect for practicing wilderness scenarios in the spring snow. They have both lodging and camping options:(907) 733-6308, TheGroveTKA@gmail.com
Students in our classes are outdoors men and women that work as guides (hunting, fishing, mountain), field scientists, resource managers, mining engineers, and assorted professionals that love to venture into the wilderness. Many of the participants live and work in Alaska, but students have traveled from around the world to take wilderness medicine classes here.
Come join us!
Venue Phone: (907) 733-6308
Venue Website: thegrovealaska.com