Dave Weber (right, standing) explains wilderness first aid protocols to TGR athletes during last December's IPRW. Ryan Dunfee photo.
As part of our continuing backcountry education series we're calling Safety Week–taking place at the same time as our athletes and cinematographers train their own backcountry safety skills at our annual International Pro Riders' Workshop–we invited last year's wilderness first aid and rescue instructor, Dave Weber, to join us in the TGR Forums from Noon to 3 PM MST to answer any and all of your wilderness safety and first aid questions.
Dave has worked as a rescue technician, remote site medic and skills instructor for the last 15 years. He works as a mountaineering ranger on Denali and as the Lead Medic for Denali National Park, a critical care paramedic for Intermountain Life Flight, a lead guide for the Khumbu Climbing Center, an instructor for the American Avalanche Institute, the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute and Remote Rescue Training. One of the highlights of his year is working with the TGR athletes and crew at the annual International Pro Riders Workshop.