Nine new instructors graduated from the Wilderness Medical Associates instructor training program held in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains June 19-21st.  They bring to the company significant patient care experience, impressive back country resumes, and varied teaching experience.  We are delighted to welcome them to the WMA family and applaud their energy, fun-loving spirit, and commitment…

Michelle Murphy, an instructor for WMA, sent in this great photo of her daughter, Scout, experiencing her first paddling adventure on the Damariscotta River in Maine. Alongside Scout is WMA instructor Gabe Gunning. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize. …

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About the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine: Mountain Destinations will be hosting the 23rd annual National Conference on Wilderness Medicine between July 29, 2009 and August 2, 2009 in Big Sky, MT. The objective of this conference is to teach both practical and theoretical skills to medical/outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. After completing this course, participants…

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About Huyck Preserve Huyck Preserve is a non-profit organization on 2000 acres  just southwest of Albany, NY.  Along with miles of trails to hike and enjoy, there is an abundance of wildlife and natural treasures, making Huyck Preserve a wonderful place to take a wilderness medical course. “Our mission is to protect the natural beauty…

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Ann Dunphy, a lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates, submitted this story to us regarding a student from a recent Wilderness First Responder Training: I just needed to share a beautiful WFR story.  In the morning of day 4, my student Mike came in and told me we saved his mother’s life. He started with “Ann you…

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About the Wilderness Risk Management Conference: The 2009 Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) will be held in Durham, NC between October 14-16, 2009. The objective of this conference is to effectively educate outdoor/medical professionals and enthusiasts in relieving risks that may occur in the wilderness. This workshop is sponsored by NOLS, Outward Bound, and Student…

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What a treat to switch gears, hop on a plane and see Wilderness Medical Associates’ training in the field.  For three days I visited WMA sponsors in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.  Instead of doing my desk job as General Manager,  I got a glimpse of WMA Wilderness First Responder courses and instructors…

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Click here to watch a video from a May 2009 Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course held through Rescue Specialists in Leavenworth, WA. This video is curteousy of WMA student Edmund Tee and Lucca Criminale of Rescue Specialists.

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The man has been spotted fishing on South Branch Lake in Maine. Judi sent in this photo from her birthday weekend. Check back to see where the man will be travelling to next. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize. …

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Summer camp and river guiding adventures are about to start!  Wilderness Medical Associates is in the thick of preparing hundreds of folks with 10 wilderness medicine courses running in the mountains of western  North Carolina. Fay Johnson (right) and I (left) are visiting WMA sponsor camps hidden in these beautiful mountains – Falling Creek Camp,…

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