Mountain Travel and Rescue Program

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your survival and travel skills in the back country environment or a ski patroller preparing for one of the worst possible scenarios a parent can face at a ski area (a lost child), the MTR courses can help you get prepared.

Topics covered in Mountain Travel and Rescue classes include the following:

  • Map & Compass
  • Clothing
  • Nutrition
  • Knots
  • Shelter building
  • 10 essential systems for outdoor survival
  • Search and rescue
  • Improvised toboggan construction and use
  • Low angle rescue

If you have questions about the Mountain Travel and Rescue Program or when the next course will be held, please contact John Rovetto (jprovetto@embarqmail.com).

Classes:

  • MTR Fundamentals

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to travel and work in reasonable comfort and safety in an outdoor environment. It provides an introduction to search and rescue. Field practice includes basic practice in navigation, travel, and survival, and an introduction to search and rescue.  This course counts as an elective for those pursuing the Senior credential. It is also a prerequisite for the Level II MTR course to be held later in the season.

  • MTR Level 1

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to travel and work in reasonable safety and comfort in the outdoor environment, and to be an asset to a search and/or rescue team, including possible overnight operations. Field practice includes practice in navigation, travel, survival, basic search and/or rescue exercises, and an overnight campout.  This course counts as an elective for those pursuing the Senior credential. It is also a prerequisite for the Level II MTR course to be held later in the season.

  • MTR Level 2 

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to complete more difficult field operations and to assist in the coordination of search and /or rescue operations that may extend over several days. Field practice includes advanced navigation skills, extended patient care, and advanced search and rescue situations.  In addition to counting as an elective for those pursuing the Senior credential, this course is explicitly required for Nordic Senior.

  • MTR Enhancement Seminar

This MTR ES will focus on elements of Search and Rescue (SAR). The course is intended as a review of basic SAR as covered in MTR-1 and further extend the knowledge to include elements of ASTM F-2209. The course is intended for those who completed MTR-1 and wish to participate on a SAR Team as a Land Search Team Member. A written and practical examination on elements of F-2209 will be administered at the end of the day. Contact steve.devine@camfil.com for more info or call 973-356-8897.