Wilderness First Responder Part 2 | 5 Day – No Lodging

Part 2 focuses on skill labs, simulations & case study reviews

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Distance

1.5 Miles

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Elevation Gain

100 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy

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Cost Per Person

$700

Hike Overview

Our two-part hybrid WFR course minimizes the time spent away from home or work by separating the lecture and practical skills of a standard WFR course into two separate parts. Part 1 is taught completely online via dedicated course website while the Part 2 practical session is five days long focuses on skill labs, simulations, and case study reviews. You must complete both parts within a year to receive certification.

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Wilderness First Responder Part 2 | 5 Day – No Lodging

Hike Overview Continued

Instructor Cam Johnson

Our two-part hybrid WFR course minimizes the time spent away from home or work by separating the lecture and practical skills of a standard WFR course into two separate parts. Part 1 is taught completely online via dedicated course website while the Part 2 practical session is five days long focuses on skill labs, simulations, and case study reviews. You must complete both parts within a year to receive certification.

In addition to their WFR certification, graduates will receive separate Anaphylaxis and Wilderness Adult & Child CPR and AED certifications.

Food: The following meals are included: lunch on Day 1 through lunch on Day 5.

Course Equipment: You will receive a Glacier Institute Field Camp gear list once you register. Most importantly, bring comfortable hiking shoes, snacks, water bottle (at least 1-2 liters), backpack, rain gear, hat, and sunscreen. Weather can be varied, especially in the spring and fall, so please be prepared with appropriate clothing, with extra warm layers. A field journal and pencil to take notes while you learn, and any field guides that you like to use are optional. If you have a basket that you like to use for collecting mushrooms, please bring it along. We will provide paper bags for specimens. Please bring fresh samples of any mushrooms you have found in the week prior to class.

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What to Expect On Your Wilderness First Responder Part 2 | 5 day - without lodging

We will engage in a mixture of classroom and field instruction. We may walk over loose rocks along the shore. We will be hiking up to 1.5 miles with up to 100 feet in elevation changes.

Hike Details

  • This program meets at Glacier Institute Field Camp, West Glacier.
  • Instructor: Cam Johnson
  • The program will begin 7 a.m. on day 1 and ends at 5:30 p.m. on the final day. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • There is a maximum number of 18 per course.
  • Glacier National Park Vehicle Pass required, purchase at recreation.gov
  • On-site parking available
  • This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.

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What to Bring

Please remember that weather in NW Montana during all seasons can change quickly from warm and sunny to freezing at any time of the year. We recommend checking the weather prior to your trip. Please also check your course information sheet for specific gear requirements in addition to those listed below.

  • Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes
  • 2 liter sized water bottle or Camelback
  • Day Pack with plastic bag liner or cover
  • Waterproof rain jacket and pants
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant & lip balm
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles, if you like to use them for hiking (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field Notebook notes and sketches

Download complete checklist here