Wilderness Risk Management Conference

The WRMC (Wilderness Risk Management Conference) is the outdoor industry's premiere convergence of expertise associated with managing risk. View all of our risk management related blogs here.

Each year, this global community comes together to share experiences, refine practices, and celebrate accomplishments in outdoor safety and risk management. Learn how you can share in this experience with The Mountaineers.

Brent Williams attends Wilderness Risk Management Conference on Mountaineers Scholarship

Brent Williams attends Wilderness Risk Management Conference on Mountaineers Scholarship

Brent Williams was one of two Mountaineers awarded a scholarship to attend the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Portland, Maine.

Forbidden Peak Incident - Summary Incident Report

Forbidden Peak Incident - Summary Incident Report

In 2017, The Mountaineers community experienced the tragic loss of Sue Bennett when she fell while descending Forbidden Peak during a climb of the Mount Torment - Forbidden Peak traverse. The Mountaineers initiated a critical response process, including creating an incident review committee that compiled an incident report.

How To: Setting Top-Rope Anchors

How To: Setting Top-Rope Anchors

Learn why, when alpine climbing, it is crucial to reinforce and thoroughly test a top-rope anchor to prevent fatal falls.

Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Each year we bring volunteers with us to the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. Learn more information about the conference and apply for a scholarship to attend.

Mountaineers Sponsors Volunteers to Attend the WRMC

Mountaineers Sponsors Volunteers to Attend the WRMC

The National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, and Student Conservation Association are hosting the 22nd Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference in October. The Mountaineers is sending four volunteers.

Now Offering Wilderness First Responder Courses and Recerts

Now Offering Wilderness First Responder Courses and Recerts

The Mountaineers is expanding its First Aid courses and will be offering two 10-day Wilderness First Responder Courses and a 3-day Wilderness First Responder Recertification.

Risk Management Evaluation: Recommendations from Outdoor Safety Institute

Risk Management Evaluation: Recommendations from Outdoor Safety Institute

Outdoor Safety Institute evaluated our risk management capabilities from fall 2016 to spring 2017. The Mountaineers received OSI's report and we are moving forward with recommendations, outlined in this blog.