Wilderness Medicine CME

Intensive Skills Field Course

and Whitewater Rafting Adventure

June 8 - 14, 2019
Optional Guided Ascent of Mt. Shasta: June 15 - 16, 2019
One day "snow school" with Sierra Wilderness Seminars: Friday, June 14

7 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS from $1,595

Our staff at 1-800-246-7238 is ready to help

Trip Highlights

  • Seven-day course in a gorgeous riverside outdoor setting

  • 4 days of Whitewater Rafting on the beautiful and exciting Salmon and Klamath Rivers

  • Learn hands-on wilderness medical skills from noted authorities Howard Donner, MD; Sheryl Olson, RN

  • Learn navigation and outdoor survival skills from noted authorities

  • The one day "snow school" with Sierra Wilderness Seminars will be Friday, June 14.

  • Optional Guided ascent of Mt. Shasta (14,161 ft.) following course on June 15-16

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This exciting and highly acclaimed outdoor field course is designed for physicians, nurses and other health are providers who want to learn state-of-the art, practical wilderness medicine skills and wilderness travel skills in a beautiful outdoor setting. The location of the course is in the spectacular, rugged Mt. Shasta/Marble Mountains Wilderness areas of Northern California. Take your wilderness medicine skills to the next level. Great for beginners and experts alike!

Practical Wilderness Medical Skills Covered: Hypothermia, frostbite and altitude illness; improvised immobilization and splinting; backcountry vacuation/improvised litters; patient assessment in wilderness; basic wilderness rescue; management of wounds, fractures, dislocations, sprains, and other common problems.

Wilderness Travel Skills Taught: Wilderness survival (half-day course); orienteering (including map/compass, GPS); whitewater raft skills; swiftwater crossing techniques; basic mountaineering skills; route-finding; avalanche safety and basic rescue.

Marble Wilderness Mt. Shasta Medicine CME

Itinerary Snapshot

Intensive Skills Field Course
& Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME

Fantastic nearby side trips you can do on your own before / after the Intensive Skills Course!


Northern California Coastal Redwoods
(world's tallest trees)


Crater Lake National Park


Spetacular Oregon Coastline

We raft 3 fantastic rivers on this trip!

Klamath River

The Klamath is famous for its beautiful scenery and wildlife! It is protected as a Wild & Scenic River. It has playful class II-III whitewater which is great for beginners and experts alike.

Clear Creek

Pristine and remote Clear Creek has almost surreal beauty! Crystal clear water in a deep bedrock gorge surrounded by lush forest. Frequent and fun class II-III rapids pepper the run.

Salmon River

The Cal Salmon is a whitewater classic! It flows through a steep, intimate, granite gorge of breathtaking beauty! It has clear, emerald pools punctuated by frequent exhilarating class III-IV rapids!

Wilderness Medicine Skills CME field course

Intensive Skills Field Course
& Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Trip Cost:
Primary Registrant: $1,595.00
Guests (Over 18): $1,375.00/guest
Guests (13-18 years): $995.00/guest

(Includes all meals and beverages, deluxe outdoor camping site and facilities, professionally outfitted whitewater rafting by Adventure Whitewater, and professional mountaineering instruction by Sierra Wilderness Seminars; optional Friday activity.)

Optional CME Fee: $695.00/guest
Optional one-day "snow school" on Friday: $115/person (optional for non-climbers)

Optional Mt. Shasta Ascent: (2 Day Weekend Post-Trip) $495.00/guest

Spouses, guests, and children (over age 12) welcome!

Additional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.

Questions? Ready to reserve your spot?
Speak to an expert at Bio Bio Expeditions - the award winning outfitter of this trip


A few of the publications Bio Bio Expeditions has been featured in:

Klamath Wilderness Medicine Skills Course Pano

Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"I couldn't think of anyone better than Howard Donner to teach a course like this. He is a true expert in the field. His lecture style sets the right tone for the week. Howard is truly awesome! Fabulous CME!"


"Cannot say enough good about this course! Excellent in every way! Fabulous course content. Perfect location! Will highly recommend this course to others!"


"Best CME ever! This will be a trip we will remember forever! Awesome itinerary! Wonderful faculty-tops in knowledge! I learned many new things from all of the faculty."


Faculty for the Intensive Skills Field Course

Wilderness Medicine CME

Howard Donner

Howard J. Donner, MD: Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kangchenjunga Expedition; Co- author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

Sheryl Olson

Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN: Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238