Welcome to Aerie

After 20 years in business with over 10,000 graduates, Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world:  small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be involved in all levels of the outdoor industry and its training needs.  All Aerie courses rely on effective, realistic and challenging scenarios.  Working with a select staff primarily based in Missoula, Montana, we provide training to many of the largest land-management and outdoor-adventure agencies in the United States, present at the most prominent risk management and wilderness medicine conferences, and offer courses around the world.  

Every aspect of Aerie, from our Made-in-the US first aid kits to our course venues, reflect our commitment to supporting local communities while offering quality products and services consistent with sustainable development practices.  We encourage you to verify this by viewing our site and hope you will contact us with questions.  






No Aerie course operates without the risk of injury or illness, and this is how it should be.  Our students take our classes because they travel, work and live outdoors, away from immediate medical care; they want to learn to care for patients under less than ideal conditions.  Aerie believes that students learn best when they are involved in realistic, engaging scenarios and practical sessions. As a result we simulate these environments and experience them as often as possible.  The risks we face during those exercises are similar to any faced in an austere, remote environment.   We encourage you to talk with our staff about risks inherent in our training programs before enrolling.   

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You can download and mail in our registration form, call our office (406.542.9972), email us, or visit our office at 100 North Ave. West, Missoula, Montana, 59801. (Find us on Google Maps).

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