Training

Idaho Mountain Recreation has held a variety of training seminars on a wide range of topics from outdoor leadership, to wilderness first aid to winter backcountry travel in our first year. We hope to expand the breadth of topics as our membership grows.

 

Training Trips


Basic Leadership - Session 2

Basic Leadership will be spread out on two Tuesday evenings, May 3 & 5 from 5:30-8:30pm. Location will be confirmed asap—but will be convenient to central Boise. This is an introductory course which is designed to help members who are interested in leading trips feel more comfortable about how to go about doing so. The course is adapted from several outdoor organizations such as the Mountaineers and Colorado Mountain Club, and will be taught by experienced leaders who have led many trips for a variety of organizations.

Basic Leadership Training - Session 1

Basic Leadership will be spread out on a Tuesday and a Thursday evening, May 3 & 5 from 5:30-8:30pm. Location will be confirmed asap—but will be convenient to central Boise. This is an introductory course which is designed to help members who are interested in leading trips feel more comfortable about how to go about doing so. The course is adapted from several outdoor organizations such as the Mountaineers and Colorado Mountain Club, and will be taught by experienced leaders who have led many trips for a variety of organizations.

Wilderness First Aid

Basic Wilderness First Aid will be held on April 24 and 25 (Saturday and Sunday). It will run a full 8+ hours each day. The course is slated to be held at the Foothills Training Center just north of downtown Boise. Just like the name implies, the course provides basic First Aid instruction for common health issues that occur outdoors, from burns to bites and broken limbs and more. A book is included in the course fee, which is a helpful reference during and after the course.The Red Cross now requires everyone to have CPR/AED certification before taking WFA.

Feb 7-9: Banff Mtn Film Festival

Yes, the event does cover 3 days, with different films each day. Each evening’s shows start at 7 pm. See http://www.boiseweekly.com/pdf/Banff.pdf for details on what films will be shown on what days. Mary Lou and I could only make Tuesday evening, so that’s why it is placed this way on the calendar. Contact us and we’ll meet prior to going into the theater. Perhaps a beer and a bite afterwards?

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 3

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 2

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 1

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Leader Training Night #2

For members thinking about leading trips in the future, Leader Training will be offered in a two-part evening course on Tuesday November 3rd and 10th from 6:00-8:30pm each evening. Leader Training covers the soft skills side of leading trips (group dynamics, building group trust, decision making, etc) and the hard skills side (how to pre-plan, post trips and what to do if things go wrong). We highly recommend the class to all members, as we’ve gotten feedback that this class has helpful learning tools that can be applied to individual trips (not just IMR trips) and other group situations.

Leader Training Night #1

For members thinking about leading trips in the future, Leader Training will be offered in a two-part evening course on Tuesday November 3rd and 10th from 6:00-8:30pm each evening. Leader Training covers the soft skills side of leading trips (group dynamics, building group trust, decision making, etc) and the hard skills side (how to pre-plan, post trips and what to do if things go wrong). We highly recommend the class to all members, as we’ve gotten feedback that this class has helpful learning tools that can be applied to individual trips (not just IMR trips) and other group situations.