Hyperborea´s responsibility for Safety and Trust: Wilderness First Responder Training

When it comes to outdoor adventures, safety should always be a top priority. To ensure the highest level of safety, Hyperborea has taken a proactive step by investing in wilderness first response training for its staff. By completing the renowned NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, Hyperborea equips its team with the necessary skills to prevent danger, offer quality experiences, foster a sense of trust, and prioritize the safety of its customers, particularly during tours in challenging environments such as glaciers.

More specifically, the NOLS Wilderness First Responder course is widely recognized as the gold standard for first aid training in the outdoor industry. It goes beyond basic first aid skills, providing participants with the tools and knowledge to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote and challenging locations. 

Hyperborea’s guides underwent a comprehensive training program that combines classroom learning with practical scenarios in the field. In the classroom, they learned important medical skills and decision-making techniques. But the real growth happened during field exercises, where they faced simulated emergencies and applied their learning in order to be able to handle real-life situations more effectively. 

Also, through their WFR training, our team gained the ability to identify hazards and take proactive measures to minimize risks. They assess the stability of glaciers and evaluate weather conditions to make informed decisions that prioritize safety without compromising the quality of the adventure.

Participating in wilderness first response training builds trust between Hyperborea’s guides and their guests. The acquired knowledge and skills give confidence to both the team members and the tour participants. It reassures everyone that, in case of an emergency, the staff is well-prepared to handle the situation effectively. This trust creates a positive and secure environment for all involved.


Written by: Semina Diakopoulou 

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