Sponsor/Host: Crested Butte Outdoors

Location: Whitefish, MT 59937 - United States

Dates: 9/30/2020 - 10/4/2020

Course Description:

Training for medical personnel who would like to enhance their skills and experience for use in the rural, wilderness, and technical rescue setting. This course is popular with all levels of medical professionals but primarily geared toward pre-hospital EMS providers.

The WEMS curriculum builds on EMS training and expertise to meet the special challenges of the remote and unconventional environment. It is designed for medical personnel working in rural EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement, disaster response, and on wilderness expeditions. Like all WMA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places.

Sponsor/Host Information:

Contact Info:
for registration or
course questions

Room and Board:

Does not include food or lodging. But includes unlimited organic tea grown on property.

Class will be held at Spirit Works Retreat, an organic herb farm. Lodging available on site at https://www.spiritworksfarmstay.com/ Special lodging rates apply to students. Camping is also available. Contact Lindy for details.

Registration Information:

This 5-day outdoor wilderness medicine course is for medical practitioners. Earn 45-hours of CEU’s. Course included waterproof field guide, text book, lecture notes, and Susan’s memoir, Go Find. CBO and Spirit Works, a healing sanctuary and retreat center have teamed up to offer students a course of a life time. Classes fill quickly.

To Register:

Please click here to be re-directed to the sponsor's registration page.


  Instructor Name Location Certifications
Susan Purvis Susan Purvis MT, United States WEMT
Rocco Altobelli Rocco Altobelli WA, United States WEMT / CCEMT-Paramedic