Pre-Conference Workshops

2-Day High Angle Alpine Rescue

This advanced level 2-day “hands on” workshop is structured for mountain rescue personnel committed to developing and reinforcing their technical rope rescue skills in a steep snow alpine setting. 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 around the Silverton area. View full workshop description 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 14 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 receive Continuing Education credits approved through the State of Colorado and the State of New Mexico.