MTR Level 1 Course

What: Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) Level 1 course is an elective course for NSP patrollers that have an interest in becoming knowledgeable in backcountry travel and rescue procedures.  This course is also open to the public with similar interests.

Prerequisites: A desire to learn and have fun safely. You will be expected to read all Chapters with emphasis on 9, 10, 16, and 17 of the NSP MTR manual, which will be sent upon a paid registration. If you are not a member of the NSP it is recommended that you have taken a basic first aid or first responder course but it is not required.

Manuals: An NSP MTR manual is included in the cost of this course (see below) and will be mailed directly to your home. In order to receive a manual, you need to register and pay for the course. (See below) If you have already purchased a manual, 20 dollars can be deducted from course cost.

Logistics: Class will begin promptly at 8:00 am. We recommend that you plan on arriving at about 7:30-7:45 am. You will need to bring a notebook and a pen or pencil to take notes. Students should be prepared to work through the lunch period if needed. Student must bring all equipment and be prepared for overnight camping plus classes in the outdoor environment.  Pack and inventory all personal and group equipment guided by the check list in the appendix of MTR manual (page 147). Final packing will conducted during class. The class will go continuously until 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Agenda: The MTR1 course is made up of 17 lesson topics. These lessons cover topics including Personal Survival, Travel, Back Country Considerations, and Search and Rescue skills. These are all reinforced with an overnight camping exercise and field exercises for Navigation, Technical Emergency Rescue Techniques, and Search and Rescue. Tentative schedule will be available one week prior to class to help you plan.

Pre-Course Reading: Please BE SURE to read Chapters 9, 10, 16, and 17 of the MTR manual before coming to class.

Questions are welcome, please use this contact link:

Position: Staff: E-mail:
Mtn Travel & Rescue Advisor Craig Garland E-mail