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Arthur Herlitzka

Arthur Herlitzka a NOLS graduate from the Semester in Patagonia, also earning his Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder certifications with NOLS. He was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and is currently pursuing a degree from Prescott College. He works as a Mountain Guide based in the Pacific Northwest over the summer seasons, and loves many forms of outdoor recreation, specifically in the snow, ice, and rock realms. He has worked as a shepherd in the Alps of Switzerland, a sea kayak guide in the northeastern U.S., climbed glaciated alpine terrain in Chilean Patagonia, and is always pursuing a life that is whole and well rounded.

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Real Life Scenario: Helicopter Evacuation on the Bailey Range Traverse

By Arthur Herlitzka on Oct 24, 2016

NOLS grad Arthur Herlitzkais recalls using his WFR-level training in action.

Three days into guiding a nine-day trip—the Bailey Range Traverse on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle—my colleagues and I noticed that a 65 year old gentleman was showing more fatigue than we thought normal (even with a heavy pack).

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Topics: wfa, WFR, wilderness medicine, Semester in Patagonia