Friday, January 30, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pacuare River Class Site

We are looking forward to our February course in Costa Rica. Aerie Backcountry Medicine and the Whitewater Rescue Institute are teaming up to offer a unique course combining wilderness first aid and swiftwater rescue. Nestled deep in the Pacuare River gorge is "El Nido del Tigre," the site of our Feb. 25-27 course. This beautiful location offers our students the opportunity to wake to the sound of howler monkeys, rest under the shade of palms, and swim in the waters of Costa Rica's most famous river. It is an unmatched experience! "El Nido del Tigre" is a hide-a-way only accessable by river or trail. Below is our class room.

And here is the river!

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Should be fun! Stay tuned for course updates!

Video of Whitewater Rescue in Maryland

ABC news profiled this Swiftwater Rescue that took place just outside of Washington D.C.

Cabin John Swiftwater Rescue