Wilderness Survival School (WSS)

Wilderness Survival School is designed to provide the skills and self-confidence to increase your odds of survival in an unexpected stay in the wilderness.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to, preventing a survival emergency, psychology/attitude, shelters, signaling, fire craft, and hypothermia. Survival related medical emergencies and other priorities will also be covered.  This course includes three weeknight evening lectures and one overnight field lesson that provides practical training/ experience in a simulated survival situation.  This school is particularly informative to the novice/intermediate hiker, but even very experienced CMC members have found this school valuable.

Enrollment is open to all CMC members (only) with ANY level of backcountry experience or hiking classification.

The 2018 session is now open for enrollment.  The link below will take you to the cmc.org site to register.   Enrollment is limited due to our USFS Use Permit for the field session.   

Schedule for 2018:   

May 7, 2018 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

May 23, 2018 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

May 30, 2018 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at the AMC

June  2, 2018  Overnight field training exercise with a return to town Sunday morning June 3rd.  

The overnight training is not a “sink-or-swim” field trip and we will not be surviving off of roots, berries, wild mushrooms or killing and eating bugs/wildlife. The goal is to learn from a simulated survival situation and to practice skills with the equipment we should normally carry in our daypacks.

Our dedicated team of instructors have all been instructing in WSS annually for many years, as well as teaching in numerous other CMC schools and other outdoor courses.  They have dozens of years of experience/training in survival and related outdoor/mountaineering fields. 

Tuition is $57.00.  A textbook and some supplies will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE:   >>>>Registration was to open 3-2-18 but was temporarily delayed due to problems the CMC Office is currently having with the club’s main website.<<<<

Click here to sign-up for Wilderness Survival School CMC.org

For more information, contact the WSS Director:

John Lindner at 303-431-7575 or at hautesnow@yahoo.com



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