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MTR - Mountain Travel Rescue


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 campout.

Prerequisite: None

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 Achievement

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


Notes: Instructor 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.



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