Our Outdoor First Aid Course 'Trail First Aid' is a two day course covering major injuries, life threats, illnesses and evacuation while outdoors.

Suitable for anyone at any level including those working towards ML, SPA, WGL, & MIA schemes. Meets requirements set out by Mountain Training in the UK for content and learning hours.

  • Walkers
  • Trekkers
  • Climbers
  • Mountaineers
  • Ramblers

Day one will be at the classroom focusing on lifesaving skills & getting hands-on with the basics. Your instructor will demonstrate practically and there will be plenty of moving and doing. There are short presentations to introduce the modules, don’t worry, there is no PowerPoint!

Day two will be out on our local mountain a short drive from the centre.
Your instructors will set a series of role playing scenarios out on the hill. We will focus on getting the right help to us, stabilising a patient, packaging & evacuation. There is no test, you are continually assessed.




Successful candidates will receive an accredited first aid certificate valid for a period of three years.

This meets government guidelines and required learning hours.

Our certificates are accepted by all major NGB's in the UK, what's more you can use it at your 9-5 workplace too.

At the end of the course, candidates will leave with the necessary skills and confidence to manage a remote first aid situation - out on the trail.



What is required to manage a remote situation where a casualty is bleeding, ill, unconscious, injured or not breathing. We cover the following:

  • Getting the right help
  • Environment and Exposure mitigation
  • Primary & Secondary Survey
  • Injury & Bleed Sweeps
  • C.P.R
  • Bleeds and shock management
  • Spine, Neck & Decision Making
  • Evacuation planning
  • Transporting a casualty
  • Illness
  • First Aid Kit contents

Bring a pen! Practical clothes to move around in both indoors & outdoors. We recommend bringing waterproofs, boots & a personnal bag for day two. The weather is fickle in Wales so pack for cold & wet - better to have it and not need it because it's sunny, than the other way around.
There is a great cafe on site serving homemade food & great cakes. You will need to bring a packed lunch on day two.

More information here

Location & Prices

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Location: NWWC, Bala, Snowdonia NT. Park LL23 7NU

*not a NWWC Course

* private groups subject to a minimum of four & maximum of twelve people

After booking, payment details will be sent to your correspondence. Full payment required within 48 hours to secure booking.

Coming from far away?  Check out Tyn-Cornel campsite just 5 minutes walk downstream from your classroom. It's the perfect spot to park a tent, van or even 'glamp' when attending a course.
Be sure to tell them you're with Mountain River Crag to receive a discount.

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Next Available Courses:

Select the following dates in the booking calendar

21/22 April (individuals)

 We are fully booked this summer, autumn & winter course dates coming soon. Thank you

Select 2 consecutive days when booking

(trail first aid is 2 days)

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