Backcountry and Mountain Tactical Operations

This course has a lot of flexibility, but typically focuses on the integration of tactical tracking team operations and wilderness operations.

Tracking an armed fugitive is likely the most dangerous law enforcement mission possible. By learning these team tactics, how to track better, how to harness tracking evidence for court, and how to manage the environmental stressors, your team will become an independent special operations unit capable of operating almost anywhere effectively.

Thanks to collaboration with Six Six Solutions, these courses can also integrate dynamic, reality-based live fire exercises that will give your team a major survival edge. Go to

This Course is only available to government agency personnel.


Tracking is a major search tool for Search and Rescue operations, as well as for evidence search in a passive track (subject contained / located). Many of the skills covered in tactical tracking apply equally here, albeit without the threat component.

Our instructors include tactical tracking team leaders and SAR tracking team leaders with multiple certifications and decades of real world experience. In line with Vertically Speaking’s practice in integrating multiple techniques into a more effective holistic technique, we combine the methodologies of several SAR and tactical tracking schools to give students a unique eye and capability to track lost subjects through a variety of mediums…to include sub-surface snow tracking.

These courses can focus entirely on tracking skills, but also include modules on command and control for your ICS teams, tracking evidence preservation and collection, and crime scene reconstruction using action indicators on the ground. Tracks tell a story…not just lead you to a person. These courses will show your team how to do BOTH.

Law enforcement classes will also include live fire exercises in cooperation with our partners at Six Six Solutions.