Rocco Altobelli


Washington, United States


WEMS, Flight Paramedic - Certified, NR-Paramedic

Currently, Rocco is a flight paramedic in the North Cascades of Washington State as well as an EMS and wilderness medicine instructor. He found his way to emergency and remote medicine by way of his first career in outdoor ed. He graduated from Northland College with a degree in Adventure and Environmental Education. He went on to work as raft guide, professional ski patroller, avalanche technician and an avalanche rescue dog handler. His leadership experience has grown as the owner of a whitewater adventure company, as a search and rescue coordinator, and as a firefighter and paramedic for rural and urban EMS agencies. “What I love about the WMAI curriculum is what a powerful toolbox it is. It works for lay and experienced medical providers. Plus the courses and students are always a ton of fun!”, says Rocco. When he’s not teaching or flying patients around he can be found bikepacking, canoeing, sailing, enjoying all flavors of skiing or traveling to foreign lands.

This instructor has completed the Wilderness Medical Associates International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Be the first to hear about new courses, new case studies, and more

Follow us on social media and sign up for our emails to make sure you never miss an update.

Wilderness rescue students utilizing skills learned throughout courses.

Keep your finger on 
the pulse

Get WMA news and updates sent 
to your inbox.

"*" indicates required fields