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Backcountry Medical Guides began in 2010 from the cabin of a small boat in the Santa Cruz Harbor. In 2014 and 2015 BMG became a certified CA EMS Continuing Education Provider, a Certified Monterey Bay Green Business, and incorporated advanced level training (AWLS) for physicians, nurses, and other advanced practitioners to bring their practice into the backcountry. Backcountry Medical Guides’ expedition-based curricula cover the fundamentals of wilderness and remote medical care through sport-specific programming for mountain bikers, sailors, trail runners, skiers/ snowboarders, and anybody that loves exploring the great outdoors.