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  • Jeff Baierlein

Colorado Outside offers Risk Management for Outdoor Programs courses by Viristar

Colorado Outside has been a leader in outdoor safety in the American Rockies and around the world since 1993. Led by veteran outdoor expert Darren Stokes, Colorado Outside has provided Wilderness First Responder and other emergency medicine and wilderness rescue courses to thousands of professionals working in remote environments from polar regions and wilderness rivers to heli-ski sites and spaceflight contexts.

Now Colorado Outside is proud to bring Viristar’s acclaimed Risk Management for Outdoor Programs multi-week online training course to the Colorado Outside community.

Colorado Outside is able to offer this course at a 10 percent discount off the standard rate. Participants can take advantage of this special rate for any Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course offered by Viristar.

Course Details

The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course takes place online, over several weeks. The class includes live video-conference sessions once a week. In between, participants engage with video-based lecture presentations, readings, interactive online role-playing activities, quizzes, and more.

Participants learn essential safety standards and best practices in outdoor safety, learn about essential legal principles, and complete an outline of a comprehensive Risk Management Plan. Topics include medical screening, incident management, media relations, decision-making under stress, systems thinking, and much more.

About Colorado Outside

Colorado Outside empowers critical thinking skills through outdoor and experiential learning. Course offerings include Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Open Recertification, and are taught by a team of highly experienced medical professionals at the Wilderness EMT, Paramedic, RN and Physician level. Adding Viristar's Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course to its roster of trainings is a natural extension of Colorado Outside's outdoor safety course portfolio.

Who Should Enroll?

The multi-week online outdoor safety training is designed to be useful for outdoor, experiential, wilderness, travel-based and adventure professionals anywhere in the world. The course is particularly applicable to those who currently or may in the future hold managerial responsibility for outdoor or experiential programs.

Individuals can register for any course on the Viristar schedule, which typically has one or more courses beginning each month.

How Do I Learn More or Enroll?

To learn more about the courses and the special discount rate available through Colorado Outside, and to find an available course at a time convenient for you, go to

Courses start each month, and are offered at various times designed to be convenient to participants in any time zone.

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