CU Wilderness Medicine Course

Whether a veteran of backcountry adventure or a first timer, preparation is the key to a successful hut trip. The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association has partnered with the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness & Environmental Medicine program to offer a tailor-made course in backcountry first aid, specific to the high altitude winter environment of Colorado.

This 16-hour course will be offered at the Sangree Froelicher Hut near Leadville, Colorado. The course is equivalent to a Wilderness First Aid Course, but is contextualized for 10th Mountain Hut travel and extreme winter adventure, including topics of avalanche safety, high altitude, hypothermia, frostbite, immersion, snow travel, trauma, musculoskeletal soft tissue issues, dislocations/fractures, navigation, and lost persons.

Expert faculty from the CU School of Medicine will teach through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical skills, and participants will receive a certificate from the School of Medicine attesting to a WFA in the 10th Mountain Medicine Course.

CU Wilderness Medicine Course



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December 8–10, 2023

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