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We Teach Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid & Recertification Courses
Crested Butte Outdoors Provides Wilderness Medicine And Avalanche Courses In Montana, Colorado, Lake Tahoe, and Nepal.
Founded by wilderness medicine specialist and best-selling adventure memoir author Susan Purvis, Crested Butte Outdoors launched in 1998 and expanded to Whitefish, Montana in 2007. CBO provides wilderness medicine, wilderness first responder, wilderness first aid, and avalanche courses for all experience levels. Learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional settings and give your staff the skills and confidence to manage the unpredictable.
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Crested Butte Outdoors (CBO) is based in Whitefish, Montana 30 minutes from Glacier National Park. CBO operates as an instructor-sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates(WMA) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education(AIARE). We are seasoned practitioners and expert instructors. We are also patrollers, mountaineers, sailors, skiers, hikers, and above all, your colleagues in the field. CBO offers practical, hands-on field-based learning. We offer courses in Whitefish, MT or at your personal location. Custom courses are available upon request.
Wilderness Medicine: Twenty-two years of teaching hundreds of courses around the world, Crested Butte Outdoors is known for its positive, life-changing effects on students and organizations. CBO stands behinds its ability to empower students. We provide an safe environment for individuals to grow, learn to trust, develop leadership and communication skills and problem solve.
Avalanche Courses: Crested Butte Outdoors teaches American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 and Level 2 Recreational Avalanche courses through THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES–MONTANA. We believe in field base learning and our courses are held in the Flathead Valley, Whitefish, Montana. We offer mountain decision making and rescue skills, training with avalanche dogs and search dogs.
Adventure, Teamwork, Leadership: Ready for an outdoor adventure? Here are a few of the questions we will address: How do you show up as a leader? Who is in charge? Have I carefully selected and reviewed my group and group goals. What if one of our team member has a medical emergency? How will I survive the night? How do I prevent hypothermia? What do I carry, how do I prepare? Take one of our courses and soon you’ll stand confident in your decision-making skills. Our courses offer you a chance to gain experience and take control of your trip, your life, or situation.
Watch The Trailer For Susan Purvis’s Adventure Memoir, Go Find: My Journey To Find The Lost — And Myself.
“Along with my six colleagues, I just got back from the Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Course (WEMS upgrade). I just wanted to boast about this incredible course of instruction and the fantastic individuals who provided it. After 25 years of public service in the USSS, I have never been in a more comprehensive or professional class than the one provided by Ms. Susan Purvis and Mr. Jeff Isaac.”
– Member, United States Secret Service