Showing posts from May, 2012

Rock Rimmon - Spring Rock Climbing

Such a great crag and easy to get to! Rock Rimmon is one of my favorites places to climb! Ropes were set up on the Far Left Slabs and I got to climb both the right and middle Tippy Toe routes. These were easy routes on slabs and great as a warmup. With no brightly colored holds, it was great to be climbing outdoors FINALLY! I tied in on the Tippy Toe Middle anchors so that I could snap some shots of those making their climbs, some for the very first time outdoors! Some photos of the days fun!

SOLO Wilderness First Aid & AHA-CPR/AED Certification Courses

I love the outdoors and enjoy solo hiking as well as hiking in groups. So I was psyched when the Northeast Peak Baggers Meetup Group offered the SOLO WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certification course hosted by JUMP, Inc! I signed up and paid my online deposit right away to ensure my place. I was also happy that the course was held less than an hour's drive from me. I quickly checked the SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) website and started to worry when I read the long list of course topics that would be covered over two days. It was an extensive list but when I got to the class that first day, it was evident I'd have no problems.
The SOLO WFA course was designed for the outdoor enthusiasts, providing skills and knowledge in case an emergency should arise. As a WFA provider, medical emergencies must be quickly evaluated, and care administered as the closest and fastest medical response can sometimes be hours if not, days away. The application of Wilderness First Aid …