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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER and
WFR RECERTIFICATION

We are excited to partner with Mountain Rescue Institute to offer NOLS Wilderness First Responder and WFR Recertication courses.

(Double K Director talking here) Since the 90's I've held a WFR.  I'd take the full course then re-certify 2 or 3 times before taking the full course again.  About four years ago, I had the chance to retake a full course.  I lucked into finding one of Mountain Rescue Institute's NOLS WFR courses.  It was best instructing of the 20+ years of courses and recerts I've attended.  When I recerted a couple years later - I quickly choose Mountain Rescue Institute and knew I wanted to bring them to Double K. 

Register through Mountain Rescue Institute (link)

Come Join us!

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Wilderness First Responder (link)

June 1-10, 2022

and

August 22-31, 2022

WFR Recertification (link)

May 28-30, 2022

and

September 2-4, 2022

What is a Wilderness First Responder course about? A WFR "woofer" is a 9-10 intensive course covering back country medicine and what to do when things go south.  It's the gold standard for trip leaders.  Chances are if you spend a lot of time in the back country you either have one or know its about time to take the course.  It's also very relevant for international travel and natural disaster emergencies. 

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Perks of taking your course at Double K...

  • We offer camping or dorm accommodations for students

  • If you choose a meal plan - we aim to please

  • We're centrally located in WA off of I-90

  • Easy access to trail running (flat or big elevation) right out of Double K

  • Great hiking trails (if you choose the June dates expect snow in spots above 4500')

  • Fun local crag not too far up the road (although the trail in often has snow in early June) (Picture from Frenchman Coulee about an hour East with about 0% snow in June)

Double K Lodging and Meals

 Please register for the course with Mountain Rescue Institute.  Lodging and meal options are separate (and optional)

WFR

Lodging

Camping (tent, car, or rv) $63**for 9 nights.  Students welcome to come in the night before at no additional cost

Dorm lodging $90* for 9 nights.  Students welcome to come in the night before at no additional cost.  Check out last day of course.

 

Meals ***

Meals available starting at lunch of 1st course day through last lunch:

All meals: $240

Lunches and Dinners: $175

Lunches only $90

 

WFR Recert

Lodging

Camping $14** for 2 nights. Students welcome to come in the night before at no additional cost

Dorm Lodging $24* for 2 nights. Students welcome to come in the night before at no additional cost

 

Meals ***

Meals available staring at lunch of 1st course day through last lunch:

All meals: $60

Lunches and Dinners: $49

Lunches only $28

 

*Dorm lodging - sleeping rooms with bunk beds.  Bring your own linen or sleeping bag.  Bathroom and shower facilities in same building.  Building is adjacent to dining hall.  No alcohol.

*Camping - Anything from sleeping in your car to RV sites.  Welcome to pitch a tent in the woods or use one of our developed sites.  Price is the same.

***Meals - Please let us know any dietary restrictions before arrival.  We are happy to accommodate any medical based dietary needs at no additional cost (ex. GF / DF / Vegetarian / nut allergies, etc).  We may need to charge extra for elective diets (ex. paleo).

 

Is there free camping in the National Forest nearby?  Sort of.  On weekend you have to fight for a limited number of sites.  Otherwise most commonly sought sites are off of FS4818 northwest of Easton

What’s food like nearby?  We have 2-3 local “greasy spoons” 5-8 minutes away in Easton.  Safeway in Cle Elum in 15 minutes away.  Full range of fun dining in Roslyn and Cle Elum 15-20 minutes away.