WILDERNESS FIRST AID- BIG SUR
WILDERNESS FIRST AID- BIG SUR
BIG SUR, CA Spanning California's Central Coast for approximately 90 miles, the region of "Big Sur" is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and rugged coastal mountain ranges in the entire world. This remote stretch of coastal terrain offers stunning views of cliffs dropping abruptly into the Pacific Ocean, huge stands of redwoods, secret hot springs, unspoiled beaches, and abundant wildlife.
LOCATION: 47555 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
TIMES: 8:30AM- 6:00PM (Doors open 20 minutes prior to class)
The multi-use ranger station and attached conference room are at the Pine Ridge Trailhead that goes to Sykes Hot Springs. From the north, the Big Sur Station appears on the left side of the road several hundred yards south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The conference space is on the immediate left of the larger ranger facility. Please try to avoid going into the general use Ranger Station and follow signage directing folks to the conference space. You’ll see a large stone chimney as a guide to the side entrance.
WHAT TO BRING:
We’ll provide coffee and some light snacks in the morning, but will only have 50 minutes for lunch. Driving to the town of Big Sur for food will take 5-10 minutes each way, so try to bring food if you can mange it and don’t want to be rushed.
CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT:
The temperatures for this area range from the 40’s-50’s at night and 50- 80’s during the day, in this time of year. We’ll provide weather details as we get closer, but rest assured, the course will be held rain or shine. Proper clothing should be brought to stay dry, warm, and comfortable. A day pack with these essential items, water, and snacks is a great idea for the skills portion each afternoon.
The class embarks on 2 hikes- each over moderate terrain (trail, gravel, roots). Actual daily totals vary between 2-4 miles and about a 500 vertical feet gain. Consideration should be taken to ensure you are fit enough to embark on these trails. Please contact BMG if you would like more information about hiking fitness requirements.
The textbook and lecture guide are included with the course tuition. Bring a pen for notes. If you would like a copy of the text shipped to you in advance of the course, please contact Backcountry Medical Guides at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our WFA curriculum satisfies the Wilderness Medical Society’s published recommendations for Wilderness First Aid, and is recognized internationally. Certifications are valid for 2 years.
Cancellations made before 1 month of the event will receive 100% refund. Cancellations made between 1 month and 2 weeks will receive a 60% refund. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course will not receive a refund, however 50% of course fees can be applied towards additional BMG programs. Cancellation by Backcountry Medical Guides will always result in 100% refund to all participants, as will adverse conditions and weather related cancellations.