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Mountain Travel & Rescue

2023 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, April 29, and go until the early afternoon on Sunday, April 30. There will be an overnight camping component.

  • Cost: 25.00 -- pay via

  • Required Reading: Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition

  • Online lessons and information, go to Scroll down and click on Winding Trails MTR


For information, contact David Albano []


Click here for the official course flyer.

Connecticut Region's Mountain Travel and Rescue Program (MTR) is a combination of the Mountain Travel and Rescue-Fundamentals (MTR-F) and Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR-1), which requires an overnight campout in the snow. However, the campout is not required in which case the students will just qualify for MTR-F. Connecticut's program course qualified as a Senior Elective.

The MTR-F course provides students with basic knowledge and skills to travel and work in reasonable comfort and safety in an outdoor environment. Field practice includes basic navigation, travel and survival and an introduction to search and rescue. The course involves about eight hours of classroom and field instruction. This course will teach a variety of skills , including nutrition (food and water) proper clothing, weather patterns, survival skills, group dynamics, improvised toboggan construction, emergency shelters, environmental awareness, compass and map navigation, rope rescue skills, travel and route selection techniques and the "don't leave home without" Ten Essentials.

Course costs are minimal for the best mountaineering book and other items. If you do not have gear for the campout (and remember it is not required) we can help provide it for you if you want to do the overnight.

The only pre-requisite is ICS 700. So whether you are looking to expand your survival and travel skills in the backcountry environment or further prepare yourself, the MTR course is for you.

Cost: $55 for patrollers, $80 for non-patrollers

Contact David Albano for more information

For guidance in administering MTR Courses during the COVID pandemic, Click Here.

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