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Mountain Travel & Rescue

Posted Nov 28, 2023

Course cancelled for 2024. Please come back for information on our 2024-25 season MTR-1 Course.

2024 Mountain Travel & Rescue course. This is an entry level course that teaches the basics of how to travel proficiently and safely in the backcountry.


  • Location: Winding Trails in Farmington, CT.

  • When: It will begin at 8AM on Saturday, February 17, and go until the early afternoon on Sunday, February 18. There will be an overnight camping component.

  • Cost: TBD 

  • Pre-requisites: ICS 100 & ICS 700

  • Required Reading & Online Learning: Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition; exercises through


For information, contact David Albano []

The MTR 1 course provides students with basic knowledge and skills to travel and work in a winter mountain environment. Field practice includes basic navigation, an introduction to search and rescue, and low-angle rescue. Information and skills will include nutrition (food and water) group dynamics, emergency shelters, fire building, route selection, weather awareness, environmental awareness, rope rescue skills, and improvised toboggan construction. The course involves an online component and two days of practical field work.  The first day is an eight-hour day.  The second day is a four-five-hour day.  MTR 1 requires participants to camp overnight. For the MTR-F [Fundamentals], there is no overnight requirement.

Contact David Albano for more information

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