Wilderness Medicine Institute

People practice giving patient care with aquamarine lake and snow-capped peaks in the background

30 Years of Wilderness Medicine

In 1990, two people started a business that was remarkable for 2 reasons—most important because the business was dedicated to teaching wilderness ...

Two sea kayaks beached on a rocky shore

Case Study: Suspicious Stomach Pain

Five days into sea kayaking with friends in Prince William Sound, Alaska you feel lousy; some diarrhea, some vague abdominal cramping, not much ...

Runner goes through a grassy mountain meadow

Case Study: Runner Begins Feeling Ill

You and a friend are on a long run in the foothills of the Laramie Range in Wyoming. It’s a hot day. Four hours into the run your companion stumbles, ...

One person coaches another down a rock face

Case Study: An Anxious Rappel

A trip participant has trouble on a rappel. When they are safely on the ground, you begin your patient assessment. Test your wilderness medicine ...

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