Self Rescue

The AMC Mountaineering Committee offers a self-rescue course taught by a professional guide twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. 

Class schedule

This two day class date is to be held at the Quincy Quarries. Both days will start around 8:30am and go until 4-4:30pm. Chauvin Guides will instruct the program and all guides are AMGA certified.

The class fee is $100 payable by check to AMC Mountaineering Committee, inclusive of guide’s gratuity. It is held rain or shine and is non-refundable once you sign up.

The fall class will be held September 28 - October 1. Email to reserve your spot.

If you are confirmed for the class, you will need to mail a check for the class fee. Contact Nancy Savickas at with any questions.


The AMC Mountaineering Committee will not be offering an avalanche course this winter.

Wilderness First Aid

The WFA course offered by the AMC will teach you how to deal with common medical incidents and accidents that occur in the backcountry. It stresses safety, preparation, crisis avoidance, and the treatment of problems such as blisters, sprains, hypothermia, heat disorders, protection from the elements and more. This course provides an important level of understanding about recognizing and treating medical emergencies or injuries and also discusses long-term patient care, a reality of backcountry travel.

The WFA is a 16-hour course and can be used to re-certify a WFR level of training. CPR certification can be obtained for $35.00 during the course, re-certify for $15. Please inform the staff at Mohican if you desire this training prior to course start date. Course Schedule >