About: Instructor Dallas Branum
Backcountry Emergency Medical Experience
As a Lead Instructor with the Colorado Outward Bound
School, I spend the majority of my summers leading backpacking and
mountaineering courses deep in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.
Acting as a backcountry doctor for my students gives me firsthand experience
taking care of myriad wounds, illnesses, injuries, and medical emergencies.
Additionally, I taught SCUBA in the frigid waters off the Oregon Coast for
several years, giving me further experience with diving medical emergencies and
decompression illness. In short, I practice what I preach; all the skills
and topics covered in the Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Courses are
concepts I have routinely practiced in the field while far from definitive
Adventure Leadership Experience
Colorado Outward Bound School
Iíve been instructing with COBS since May of 2015, leading mountaineering,
backpacking, and climbing courses throughout the Colorado Rockies.
Outdoor Adventure Social Club
In two years, I led a total of 72 outdoor adventures, including: rock
climbing, caving/spelunking, backpacking, cascading, and hiking.
Building Goodness Foundation
Since 2011 I have led yearly volunteer construction trips in the developing
world with BGF, often staying and working for a month or more in distant
rural regions of Haiti and Central America.
University of Oregon Outdoor Pursuits Program
Principles of Outdoor Leadership
Lane Community College SCUBA Program
taught with the LCC Dive Program for nearly 5 years.
Iíve logged over 1 month teaching underwater with students.
Personal Outdoor Achievements
Iíve been climbing since 2004, and have summited rocks and mountains in 16
states and 7 different countries, putting up numerous first ascents in
Colorado and across the west.
Technical Mountaineering: Mt. Rainier (winter ascent,) Mt. Hood (winter
ascent,) Dozens of couloirs and technical summits in the Sawatch and San Juans
of Colorado, Mt. St. Helens (winter ascent,) Cotopaxi, Volcan Concepcion, and
Iíve Guided trips in:
- South America: Peru,
Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia
- Central America:
Puerto Rico, Haiti
- North America:
- USA: Oregon,
Washington, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, West
Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire
Certifications & Education
Wilderness First Responder
American Heart Association Basic Life Support
Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid Instructor
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AIARE Avalanche Level 1
Outward Bound Educational Framework, Alpine Skills, and Instructor Training
Leave No Trace Instructor
University or Oregon - International Studies: Peace Studies, Human
Rights, and Conflict Resolution in Latin America
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Aug. 19-27 (9 days):
Sep. 2 - 4:
near Blacksburg, VA
Old Fields, WV
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