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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
MOUNTAIN TRAVEL AND RESCUE 1 (MTR1)   more info 36 Registrations Ended $35.00 $1.87


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Welcome to the NSP MTR level 1 for 2018
NSP Course#

This year we are at Blue Mountain, 647 Blue Mt. Drive, Kunkletown, PA 18058 

 Registration Instructions:

Registration is in two steps

1. Click Above Green 

2.  Return to this page and click this link: --->  E021180008

Your first assignment is to find it on the map and get yourself and your gear there for an 8:00 am sign in on Sat. Nov. 17th.


We will be working out of Blue Mountain’s patrol building and spending Saturday night outdoors. 


Several of the instructor staff will be there late Friday afternoon.  You are welcome to show up then if you wish to spend an extra night outdoors.  Please be prepared to be outside for the majority of the day on Saturday and all day on Sunday. 


Rain, shine or snow we will be outdoors and we will be sleeping out Saturday night, so keep your eyes on the forecast and come prepared. 


This course requires a moderate level of stamina as we will be moving on foot around the mountain at various times throughout the weekend.   Sturdy footwear is required.  Be prepared to cook all of your meals outdoors for the entire weekend.


Pre-work:  There is some pre-course work that we would like you to complete before your arrival. 

  1. 1.      Knots:  The knot web site below is a great resource. If you don’t already know them, please learn to tie a water knot, a figure eight and a traced figure eight, a fisherman’s knot, Prusik knot and clove hitch.  Other knots will be taught at the course as needed.


  1. 2.      Gear:  There is also an equipment/gear session taught as a lecture.  Students should bring a show and tell for that section.  This can be any piece of clothing or equipment that you feel is unique and that the class can benefit from.  Be prepared to discuss your choice.


  1. Incident Command System : take the online FEMA course. 



Copy and paste the following into your Browser:


National Incident Management System courses in the Incident Command System: IS-100.b and IS-700.a.


Agenda:  A tentative agenda for the course will be sent separately.  As you’ll see, it’s a busy weekend so please arrive on time so we can get started, finish on time and leave everyone some breathing room to set up their camps for the night. 


Packing List:  A packing list will also be sent out prior the course. 


That’s all for now; there may be further communiqués from other instructors keep an eye on your email.  If there are questions about the course, pre-work, or anything else, please contact me.


See you all on Saturday, November 17th.



Howard Rosenthal



This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to travel and work in reasonable safety and comfort in the outdoor environment and to be an asset to a search and/or rescue team, including possible overnight operations. Field practice includes practice in navigation, travel, survival, basic search and/or rescue exercises, and an overnight campout.




Prerequisite: None




Pre-Work: YES -  See details listed below




Time commitment: Adequate classroom instruction to prepare students for a field exercise that lasts through one night. Student will be required to over-night outdoors, see IOR (Instructor of Record) for more information.


Howard Rosenthal


cell# 215-801-9035




Credential: NSP Certificate of Achievement




Continuing education recommendation: Attend local on-the-hill/trail refresher, audit/retake course, or attend continuing education seminars offered by MTR instructors.




Instructor of record: NSP Mountain Travel and Rescue instructor “Howard Rosenthal”




Recommended TextMountain Travel and Rescue (#509)




Note: Mountain Travel and Rescue Fundamentals and Mountain Travel and Rescue 1 are parallel rather than sequential courses. Students may select one or the other course, depending on area needs and requirements.


Course Fee:  $35.00




Notes: Instructor will contact you with class requirements and text materials.








Mountain Travel and Rescue Program




In 1951, there were 15 reported accidents and three fatalities related to mountain travel in the U.S. In 2008, the number of mountaineering-related accidents was 112, with 15 fatalities, according to Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2009. With the rise in the number of people participating in outdoor activities such as skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, outdoor accidents and fatalities will also rise, based on statistics.


Attendees taking Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) courses will learn a variety of skills, including nutrition and how the body performs in a wilderness environment, weather patterns, survival skills, working with group dynamics, an introduction to search and rescue, rope rescue skills, improvised toboggan construction, and land navigation with map, compass, and GPS. The MTR courses are taught in classroom and field sessions, including mock scenarios to ensure the attendees can apply what they have learned to real life situations.


Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your survival and travel skills in the backcountry environment or a ski patroller preparing for one of the worst possible scenarios a parent can face at a ski area (a lost child), the MTR courses can help you get prepared.


Have questions about MTR-1 (MOUNTAIN TRAVEL AND RESCUE) - 11/17/2018? Contact Howard Rosenthal
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Blue Mt - E102
647 Blue Mt Drive
Palmerton, PA 18071

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EST)

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