This website offers courses relating to providing rescue and emergency medical care on mountains, cliffs, crags and climbing walls.
The courses are unique in several ways.
1. It aligns with guidelines established by industry standard setters in order to integrate the knowledge held by recreationalists, guides, instructors as well as members of fire, rescue, law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services persons.
2. It integrates climbing rescue and emergency medical care into seamless content.
3. It is tailored specifically to participants of mountain activities and focuses on needs unique to climbers.
4. The content is under constant review in order to ensure that it is current and based on evidence. The webpage format allows for rapid adaptation of content.
5. The content strives to be as beautiful and inspirational as it is educational. It intends to provide the motivation in order that we may maintain the highest possible competency in climbing rescue and emergency medical care skills.
Adrian Hurst has been recreationally climbing since 1991 and has a passion for sharing his love of climbing with others especially with youth. Adrian first came to North Carolina professionally in 2002 when he began working for the North Carolina Outward Bound School as a Climbing Specialist and Instructor. Adrian continues to enjoy working with the NCOBS community at Table Rock and Cedar Rock. He currently is a Certified Single Pitch Instructor with the American Mountain Guides Association and maintains his Wilderness First Responder Certification which he has maintained since 2001. Adrian is a team and board member with the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team and was honored to take part in the teams three examination sessions to become the first team in the Southeast to be fully credentialed by the Mountain Rescue Association. In addition to his professional climbing instruction experience Adrian works in the public schools as a School Psychologist. Adrian’s climbing journeys have included alpine routes in the Wind River Range and Grand Teton National Park, mountaineering in California, Washington as well as Alaska. Internationally he has climbed in Squamish British Columbia, Thailand, and France. He completed the AMGA Rock Guide Course in the Fall of 2018.
Michael Todd Mullenix (Todd) is a nationally registered Paramedic and a North Carolina EMS Instructor.
He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team which specializes in climbing rescue as the only Mountain Rescue Association regular member team in the Southeast.
Todd grew up in the North Cascades then spent seven years as an Airborne Infantryman.
Todd has participated in American Mountain Guides Association trainings and examinations since 2007 and is a certified Single Pitch Instructor Apprentice Rock Guide.
He started Rescueclimber.com to share his love of climbing, emergency medicine and rescue.