Monday, October 13, 2008

Wilderness First Aid Course

A Wilderness First Aid Course will be offered through the Carolina Mountain Club on November 15-16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Destination Center. This hands-on, sixteen-hour course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether you're a hiker, maintainer, or leader, you need to be prepared for the unexpected. The Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has a unique curriculum with topics that haven't been covered in classes previously offered through the club. After completing the two-day course, students will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make confident decisions in emergency situations.

Cost for the course is $55. If you're a member of the Carolina Mountain Club as of August 7, 2008, the club will be covering half of your tuition. Please contact Cindy McJunkin at or 828-712-9646 for more details and to enroll.

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