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Name: Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) - 40 Hours
Starts: Fri Sep 18, 2020
Return: Mon Sep 21, 2020

Registration opens: Sat Jul 18, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: C1  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $466.65 + GST (regular price for non-members: $549 + GST). 

Develop your First Aid skills with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - TripAdvisor; Hall of Fame status, beloved and trusted by BCMC members!


Course Details:

This course has become a minimum standard for outdoor professionals who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends far beyond urban-based first aid programs to include elements inherent in working on remote sites beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services.


Topics Covered

WFA theory and practice, with a special emphasis on accident scene management, group leadership, rescuer responsibility and liability, prevention of injuries, advanced first aid kits, wound management and managing the trauma victim.



Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take a Wilderness First Aid (20 hours) before the expiry date on your card.


Important Information

Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 19 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

100% participation is required to pass this course.

Majority of the course is spent outdoors. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.

It is encouraged for you to bring your own first aid/guide’s pack, if you have one.

There may be some take home exercises during the course.



This course is scheduled for 4 days or 40 hours of instructional and practice time.


Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR.


Certification is valid for three years.


  • Day 1 – 8:30am to 5:30pm + 6pm-10pm

  • Day 2 – 8:30am to 5:30pm

  • Day 3 – 8:30am to 5:30pm + 6pm-10pm

  • Day 4 – 8:30am to 5:30pm



  • 1. The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

  • 2. SOAP Notebook

  • 3. The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

  • 4. Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes


Not Included: Transportation, Food.


Gear List:

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost.


Students will receive the following books on this course:

  • The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

  • SOAP Notebook

  • The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes


For the practicum outdoor training, please prepare for any weather conditions.


Students can use their own outdoor gear so as to be familiar with the equipment that will be available to them in a real world first aid situation.


Things to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Weatherproof outerwear for the outdoors portion of the course. Please check the weather forecast each day and dress appropriately.

  • Lunch/Snacks/Water

  • Pen/pencil and notebook (recommended)

  • First Aid/Guide’s pack if you have one



Click HERE for the full Course Curriculum




On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Course Online Payment on the left side of the page where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE  using the promo code. Be sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details.

Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.


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