Wilderness First Aid for Climbers (WFA-C)

This course is designed for the climbers interested in learning more about how to respond in the event of a backcountry emergency.  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to climbing.

This specialty course is taught by Desert Mountain Medicine instructors who are employed as either professional climbing guides, or outdoor educators, in combination with emergency medicine (e.g., emergency department, mountain rescue, bike patrol or EMS).

Upcoming Courses:

WFA for Climbers

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American Alpine ClubACA members get a 10% discount on this course!
The coupon code is available in your AAC membership account.

Hours: 16

Length:  2 Days

Training:  CPR, WFA

Prerequisite: None

CEU: None


  • Traumatic Injuries Associated With Climbing
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Specific Litter Building
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
  • Urban Vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training