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

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Ice Axe Self-Arrest Workshop

Join IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills on Saturday, 22 April 2017 (because Bogus remains open on 15 April this date has been pushed to the 22nd). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, crampon use, and rigging a simple pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue. This workshop is open to both the novice and to those looking to refresh their glacier travel skills. Bring your glacier gear if you have it, but if you do not there will be opportunity to borrow gear for hands-on practice.

Avalanche Level One Refresher and Companion Rescue Clinic

Keep your skills up to date, the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol is having two, almost free, classes this weekend. Both classes are this weekend at Soldier Mountain and if you have a Bogus Basin pass you can ski for free on Friday at Soldier Mountain.

Avalanche Level One refresher, $15 for NSP members. If you are not an NSP member you can obtain an Associate Membership for $60. A link to sign up and get more info can be found on our Facebook events page.

Picture Potpourri

Our November meeting will be the ever popular Picture Potpourri. Trip leaders and participants will showcase pictures from various trips that were done since last November. Come and see what you missed out on (or enjoyed!) and glean advice and ideas for future trips.

Wilderness First Aid

Hi wilderness types,

Below is an offer of a Wilderness First Aid course. If you've never taken such a class, it's all about what to do when you've already done required first aid on someone ... but the trailhead is hours and hours away. Of course, it also covers those kind of injuries that take place when camping and hiking, which can be rather different from those that occur around town and home.

Opportunities to take such a course do not come around often. It is absolutely worth the price. I will be there. Hope you can make it.


Butterfly Identification Workshop

Attend this optional and free workshop in preparation for the Sunday July 10th butterfly count event that is open to the public even if you do not participate in the count.

The workshop is held at Boone Hall (building No. 12 on the campus map) at the College of Idaho, Caldwell. Download the campus map here:…

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