SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.

What is taught?

The WFR is 72-80 hours long (10 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.

Who is the WFR course for?

The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

Course Options and Costs

WFR: course only: $675 Includes course, tent space, access to bath house

Meals:  $36 additional per night (3 meals per night, 8 or 9 nights depending on arrival)

Lodging: Beds in the dorm: $15 additional per night (8 or more nights depending on arrival and departure)

Private yurt: $60 additional per night. Available on a first-come-first-serve basis.