Sponsor/Host: Adirondack Mountain Club
Location: Lake Placid, NY 12946 - United States
Dates: 12/9/2020 - 12/13/2020
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
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Directions to Course Location:
FROM THE SOUTH: Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 30. Turn Left on Rt. 73 toward Keene and Lake Placid, continue on Rt. 73 for 26.5 miles. Turn left on Adirondak Loj Road (High Peaks Trailhead sign), and follow for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end).
FROM THE NORTH: Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) south to Exit 34, Keeseville. Follow 9N to Jay, and then follow Rt. 86 to Lake Placid. Turn left on Rt. 73 before going through Lake Placid. In three miles look for the High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road. Take this road for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end). FROM THE WEST: Take Rt. 3 or 86 into Saranac Lake. Continue on Rt. 86 through Lake Placid. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Rt. 73 towards Keene. In three miles look for the High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road. Take this road for five miles to the Adirondak Loj (dead end).
Room and Board:
A Course & Accommodations Package is available for up to 16 participants, which includes instruction, course materials, parking, lodging beginning the evening before the course on Tuesday night (December 8) through Saturday night (December 12), and meals starting with dinner Tuesday evening (December 8) through lunch on Sunday (December 13). To get the most out of the workshop, participants are encouraged to stay right at ADK’s facilities. Space is reserved for participants in the 16-person Wiezel Trails Cabin. Package participants should bring their own sleeping bag or bedding (including a pillowcase) and towels.
Adirondack Mountain Club member receive 10% off. To ensure adequate time to complete the pre-course requirements, participants must register more than two weeks before the start date of the course.
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