This was the 6th rescue in one week on Mount Shasta and we were right in the thick of it. A very experienced mountaineer took a 300’ foot fall down Avalanche Gulch as we were descending the route after our successful summit. After doing a head to toe examination, taking vitals, cleaning up a few surface level wounds, and checking the victims LOR (level of responsiveness) he was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. If you’re following us on Instagram or any other social media outlets we have there’s a good chance you enjoy recreating in the mountains or in the backcountry in general. We can’t stress enough that being trained in Wilderness Medicine is an invaluable tool to have in your toolbox and certainly helped in this scenario. Both GSG Guide @rhartegan and GSG Ambassador @jameson.schultz had formal training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid, their training certainly helped facilitate a successful rescue on the mountain. Whether you sign up for our extended WFR or WFA programs this coming November with our partner @themedalliance or another organization we strongly suggest doing so. You never know when the training you have will come into play and be needed in the field. Big thanks to the real hero’s, the Shasta Sheriff’s department for executing yet another successful rescue and even more so to Sheriff Mike Berry who you see in the photos. All photos curtesy of GSG Ambassador Jameson Schultz @jameson.schultz .
Golden State Guiding is pleased to announce we will be hosting 4 Remote Wilderness Medicine Courses in 2019 with our partner and provider MED Alliance and Vertical Hold Climbing Gym. If you are an avid backcountry traveler or simply enjoy getting out every weekend to hike some of your favorite local trails, then a wilderness medicine course is for you! Being trained and capable to stabilize a patient and facilitate an emergency rescue/ evacuation when you are within an hour or more from definitive help is a key skill every outdoor enthusiast should possess. Educate yourself, get the training, and be prepared. 2019 course dates are below. Looking forward to a year of education in Remote Wilderness Medicine!
After 14 consecutive days, 72+ hours, and 2 final exams we’re pleased to announce that everyone who attended our first Working Professionals Wilderness First Responder Course, facilitated by our partner @themedalliance passed! Big congratulations to all of the participants for sticking it out over the duration of the course and gaining certification. Your commitment to furthering your education in wilderness medicine to help others in distress is commendable. Also, huge thanks to MED Alliance for providing the curriculum and awesome instructor, Jake Ward and to our other partner @verticalhold for letting us use their facility, you all rock! If you missed out this time don’t sweat it! We plan to host multiple WFR and WFA courses throughout 2019 so stay tuned and keep up to date by following our social media outlets or by signing up for our eNewsletter.