Wilderness First Aid

Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Wilderness First Aid - Bellingham YMCA

Required weekend long first aid course for Basic and Intermediate Mountaineering students. Taught by Wilderness Medical Associates, completion of this course will provide a 3-year certification in Wilderness First Aid.

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  • Easy

When -

  • Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
  • 7:45 am - 6:00 pm both days

Where -

  • The Firs, Noble Hall on the southeast corner of Cable St and Geneva St in Bellingham, WA
  • Directions: take Lakeway Dr toward Lake Whatcom, at Electric Ave stay right and Lakeway Dr becomes Cable St, come to the crest of a hill and look for a fire station on the right, after the fire station turn right onto Geneva St (if you reach a crosswalk on Cable St and pass The Firs offices on your left you have gone too far), park in the parking lot on your right off of Geneva St which is next to the fire station, walk across Geneva St to Noble Hall

To do before class -


students will earn:

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Clothing -

  • wear what you would wear to go on a day hike that day
  • don't wear nice clothing and gear though - it is possible that clothing could become dirty, stained or torn so wear clothing that you don't mind getting messed up
  • you may bring extra dry and comfortable clothing for the classroom sessions inside if it is raining and your clothing may get wet during practice sessions outside

Gear -

  • bring a pack of what you would carry on a day hike that day

Lunch -

  • bring lunch and snacks to eat on site, there will not be time to leave for lunch
  • bring a water bottle, extra water will be available
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