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What Others Say

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What Others Say

What Others Say

We're proud of the excellence in customer service satisfaction we deliver. Hear what others have to say:  

Mariya Ivanova Georgieva, Program Coordinator (past), Outward Bound Vietnam, Cát Hải, Bình Định Province, Vietnam, giving positive testimonial regarding outdoor program training and consulting organization Viristar

Working with Viristar on training our staff in outdoor safety was highly appreciated. The training provided was conducted in a highly professional manner backed up by years of experience in the field. The attention to detail and the clear communication with Viristar made working with them easy and pleasurable.

Mariya Ivanova Georgieva, Program Coordinator,

Outward Bound Vietnam, Cát Hải, Bình Định Province, Vietnam

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Viristar’s training course gave lots of valuable information on risk management. The detailed resources provided help advance the outdoor adventure education field. I recommend Viristar’s risk management workshop for any outdoor professional.

Huang Yahan, Executive Director,

Overseas & Experiential Education Curriculum Planning, 

Youth Dreams Association, Macau


An engaging and interesting course--the training enabled me to gain new skills and expand my outdoor safety toolkit. I now feel much better prepared to handle situations in the field than I did before.

Kate Johnston, Outdoor Educator,

South & East Asia

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Training with Viristar was enjoyable and fruitful! The course quality far exceeded my expectations. Viristar provided professional knowledge and training, and increased my confidence and skills in dealing with outdoor situations.

Lyu Han Robert, Field Instructor,

Outward Bound Hubei, 

Hubei, China

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Jeff Baierlein has provided UCSB Adventure Programs with outdoor safety trainings and guidance since 2007. His leadership with outdoor program risk management and emergency response has helped our trip leaders run safer, better outdoor adventures. We highly recommend Jeff and Viristar to any outdoor or experiential organization interested in highest standards for outdoor safety and program quality.

Rod Tucknott, Director,

UCSB Adventure Programs

Santa Barbara, CA USA


Highly recommend the Viristar outdoor program risk management training course. Jeff has an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject; greatly experienced and a very adept facilitator of the theory.

Phil Austen-Smith, Expedition Director,

Ability Expeditions

Malaysian Borneo

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The two-day risk management training was a wonderful learning experience for me. Whether you are a pro or just starting your career in outdoor education, this training will help you to be well prepared for your programs. A well conducted program suited for everyone in OE and adventure travel.

Amit Arora, Outdoor

Educator, Founder, 

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The course highlighted areas that need greater awareness for our program, and how we can improve our approach to safety and risk management.


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Michael Cumes, Head of Visiting Schools Program 

Traidhos Visiting Schools Program, 

Chiang Mai Thailand

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A thorough insight into risk management for outdoor programs...covers all the requisite materials and sources of risk, and sends participants away armed with new methodologies to manage risk.

Allan Fiddler,

General Manager,


Kuala Lumpur, 



Jeff is really passionate about safety in the outdoors and it manifests vividly in his training, presentation, knowledge sharing and overall!


Shamsiah Ismail, Director

Bila Bila Odyssey

Kuala Lumpur, 


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Jeff knows the content delivered throughout the workshop very well. I love how he is able to relate and connect the content to real-life experiences.

Avindran Tharmasegaran, 

Outdoor Education

Coordinator, Fairview

International School, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Viristar sheds light on the areas that some if not most outdoor companies keep in dark or gray. It reminds us to operate not on luck but by preventive methodology and through systematic approaches to managing risks.

Beh Miinhan,

Training Manager, 

Insight Adventures

Yangshuo China

Chris Li, Operations Manager, Terratribes, Yangshuo China, giving positive testimonial regarding outdoor program training and consulting organization Viristar

Viristar's training and consulting services are valuable for any outdoor program looking for the best in risk management standards and practices.  Viristar provides useful resources and customized services that can help your organization excel!

Chris Li, Operations Manager, 

Terratribes, Yangshuo China

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John Lin, Founder, Miasan Outdoor Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, giving positive testimonial regarding outdoor program training and consulting organization Viristar

Viristar's risk management services provide detailed, insightful resources that can bring best-in-class risk management systems to outdoor programs anywhere.

John Lin, Founder,

Miasan Outdoor Center,

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Gabriel Cote-Valiquette, Program Coordinator, Keilir Adventure Studies, Reykjanesbær, Iceland, giving positive testimonial regarding outdoor program training and consulting organization Viristar

We have been extremely pleased with the outdoor safety-related trainings provided by Jeff Baierlein, backed by his extensive risk management experience and outdoor industry knowledge.  We look forward to having Jeff return to continue to provide continued world-class trainings for our outdoor program.

Gabriel Cote-Valiquette,

Program Coordinator,

Keilir Adventure Studies, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

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Si Dilks, General Manger (former), ChinaClimb & Insight Adventures, Yangshuo China, giving positive testimonial regarding outdoor program training and consulting organization Viristar

Viristar delivered a high quality training and I would recommend it to any outdoor program.  The trainers were experienced and dynamic.  The information presented was relevant to the participants, and there were great hands-on activities to make the learning come alive. I was particularly impressed with the ability of the trainers to adapt the delivery to best suit the audience. Highly recommended.

Si Dilks, General Manger (former),

ChinaClimb & Insight Adventures,

Yangshuo China

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An extremely useful, important and informative course…gave me the confidence to manage a recent overseas trips and act as an advisor to my peers who are planning various programs across the school. A very enjoyable and worthwhile program.

Kelvin Fawcett,

EAL Teacher, Windsor House Tutor,

Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong

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Before you plan and organize outdoor activities, you should attend Viristar’s Risk Management course…in the course, you’ll learn essential know-how and how to reduce the risk of accidents. I therefore highly recommend the Risk Management course from Viristar.

Lucas Song,

Owner & CEO,

Taiwan Discovery

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Very informative. The course material 'Risk Management for Outdoor Programs' is a comprehensive guide to safety and risk management. I would recommend this training for any educational leaders in outdoor learning.

Rob White,

Experiential Outdoor Learning Coordinator, 

Discovery Bay International School

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The Risk Assessment workshop was an excellent platform for us as an organization to learn and adapt best practices in the field of risk management…we really appreciate the “big picture” approach to risk management which gives us the flexibility to adjust our own systems based on the environment that we are working on.

Alexander Cabangon,

Experiential Learning Coordinator,

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy

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The scope of risk management material and topics was helpful. The case studies and stories really help to bring the theory into focus and communicate the importance of best practices. Jeff's many years of first-hand experience are invaluable resources to anyone desiring to be a high quality adventure/back country provider.

Brenden Miller, 

Myanmar Adventure Outfitters


Great insight into risk management—took a lot away to implement back at my workplace. Very well run.  Great course!

Liam Warren,

Risk Management & Operations,

Harrow International School


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Viristar's risk management training is very high quality and should become a must have training for any outdoor organization seeking to ensure excellence in risk management for their programs. Jeff Baierlein the facilitator is very professional and is excellent in creating scenarios that give clear reasoning on how to deal with emergency situations."

Jeff Lohrmann, Human Resources Manager, 

Insight Adventures,

Yangshuo China

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I would expect a combination of in the field experience coupled with intellectual rigor from Viristar.  I have spent many hours on Risk Management with Jeff Baierlein and when I want to talk through a tough question I always want to speak with Jeff.

Jeff Nicholson,

Risk Management Committee Chair,

Boojum Institute, Anza CA

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