• Published: January 5, 2009

We are looking forward to our February course in Costa Rica. Aerie Backcountry Medicine and the Whitewater Rescue Institute are teaming up to offer a unique course combining wilderness first aid and swiftwater rescue. Nestled deep in the Pacuare River gorge is “El Nido del Tigre,” the site of our Feb. 25-27 course. This beautiful location offers our students the opportunity to wake to the sound of howler monkeys, rest under the shade of palms, and swim in the waters of Costa Rica’s most famous river. It is an unmatched experience! “El Nido del Tigre” is a hide-a-way only accessable by river or trail. Below is our class room.

“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”

Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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