MOUNTAIN TRAVEL AND RESCUE 1 (MTR1)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to travel
and work in reasonable safety and comfort in the outdoor environment and
to be an asset to a search and/or rescue team, including possible
overnight operations. Field practice includes practice in navigation,
travel, survival, basic search and/or rescue exercises, and an overnight
Time commitment: Adequate
classroom instruction to prepare students for a field exercise that
lasts through one night. Student
will be required to over-night outdoors, see IOR
(Instructor of Record) for more information.
Credential: NSP Certificate of
Continuing education recommendation:
Attend local on-the-hill/trail refresher, audit/retake course, or attend
continuing education seminars offered by MTR instructors.
Instructor of record: NSP
Mountain Travel and Rescue instructor
Recommended Text: Mountain
Travel and Rescue (#509)
Note: Mountain Travel and
Rescue Fundamentals and Mountain Travel and Rescue 1 are parallel rather
than sequential courses. Students may select one or the other course,
depending on area needs and requirements.
Course Fee: $35.00
will contact you with class requirements and text materials.
Mountain Travel and Rescue Program
In 1951, there were 15 reported accidents and three fatalities related
to mountain travel in the U.S. In 2008, the number of
mountaineering-related accidents was 112, with 15 fatalities, according
toAccidents in North American Mountaineering 2009. With the
rise in the number of people participating in outdoor activities such as
skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, outdoor accidents and
fatalities will also rise, based on statistics.
Attendees taking Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) courses will learn a
variety of skills, including nutrition and how the body performs in a
wilderness environment, weather patterns, survival skills, working with
group dynamics, an introduction to search and rescue, rope rescue
skills, improvised toboggan construction, and land navigation with map,
compass, and GPS. The MTR courses are taught in classroom and field
sessions, including mock scenarios to ensure the attendees can apply
what they have learned to real life situations.
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your survival
and travel skills in the backcountry environment or a ski patroller
preparing for one of the worst possible scenarios a parent can face at a
ski area (a lost child), the MTR courses can help you get prepared.