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232 VT-100
Pittsfield, VT, 05762


Killington Mountain Guides offers full spectrum professional climbing instruction, guided climbs in the rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing and back country ski disciplines.  We also offer courses in backcountry first aid,  evacuation, and search & rescue training.

Our guides are professionals with a tremendous amount of experience in wilderness first response, search and rescue, and instructing back-country wilderness skills and techniques.

The Killington Mountain Guide philosophy is simple: enrich people's lives. We provide exceptional service and unforgettable, skiing, climbing and educational experiences.  Join one of our experienced guides for a day of untracked powder, solitude and exercise. We offer custom trips for novice to expert skiers and climbers, and will help you select objectives in line with your enthusiasm and ability. 

-    Our Lead Guide Robert Giolito is a American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor licensed to guide Rock and Ice Climbing in the State of New York by the Department on Environmental Conservation BADGE # 7262.  Robert holds certifications in NASAR (National Association for Search and Rescue)  Missing and Lost Person Incident (MLPI), and is certified in Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)  and Emergency Medical Technician certified by the National Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Vermont -

Killington Mountain Guides also operate within the Green Mountain National Forest at Deer Leap in Killington and the Falls of Lana.






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Office Phone: 802-746-8044 Guide Phone: 802-345-5306

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Backcountry First Aid and Evacuation Course


(Wilderness First Aid Course)


Killington Mountain Guides provides wilderness first aid and safety training for those working on remote sites or traveling in wilderness environments. Unlike standard urban-based first aid courses, these programs are specially designed to cover remote medical emergencies that are beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services or 911. Furthermore, they can be adapted to your specific needs and that of your group. These trainings are offered both in and outdoors in order to practice intervention techniques during simulations.

This is a practical course designed for individuals working on remote sites or participating in outdoor activities within hours of medical assistance. This course provides participants with an introduction to wilderness first aid, with an emphasis on practical skills, decision making and dealing with environmental conditions. The Wilderness First Aid course may be modified to accommodate other elements of wilderness first aid, outdoor safety or leadership training.

Topics Covered

Patient assessment, shock, wound management, burns, fractures and sprains, environmental injuries, common medical problems, first aid kits, leave no trace, land navigation, emergency communications, how to improvise a temporary shelter, and construct an improvised litter for patient evacuation. This course focuses on less class room time, and more time spent in the environment you will be treating patients in.  Be prepared for a full day and night outdoors as this course is more tailored towards a search and rescue.  KMG prides its self with delivering this course based on actual search and rescues instructors have been involved in.  Physical fitness and enterprising curiosty is all that is required.

Participants will be required to have their own equipment prior to the start of the course.        (Food and gear list provided upon registration).  

For an extra charge members who are not certified in CPR can receive certification on Sunday.  Please call or email for further details 802-746-8044 /

Cost $250.00 Limited to 12 Participants

(More dates available please call for more information)


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