Pre-Conference Workshops

Technical Rope Rescue Workshop

This 2-day hands-on workshop is structured for mountain rescue personnel committed to developing and reinforcing their technical rope rescue skills in a variety of challenging terrain settings. Our primary emphasis in this team-oriented overview will be exploring select rigging options and techniques that are safe, timely, efficient, and most importantly gentle on the patient and rescuers. In addition, a critical thinking hands-on approach in introducing the “whys” behind safe, timely and efficient rope rescue rigging and systems analysis based on the rules of physics will be the hallmark of this workshop.  

Much of our time will be spent in realistic, practical, and challenging terrain settings in and around the Silverton area. Workshop size is limited to 16 students. Sign up early as this workshop will fill up quickly!

Attending the 3-day symposium? If so you can register for this workshop at a discounted rate by clicking here

American Medical Association Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and The Mountain Medicine Institute LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) designates this educational activity for a maximum number of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Paramedics and EMT’s recieve Continuing Education credits approved through the State of Colorado and the State of New Mexico.