• Mount Koscuizosko National Park

    Alpine Medicine

  • The Seminar

    The Alpine Medicine Seminar is designed to safely immerse participants in an alpine and backcountry environment . We will combine mountaineering and medicine, teaching you the skills you'll need to succeed in this extreme environment while developing both your backcountry skills and medical responses.

     

    The seminar aims to introduce participants to the challenges of working in a backcountry environment and introduce strategies to manage conditions and injuries that can occur. These lessons will be delivered through lectures, case studies, and hands-on safety skill sessions.

     

    The week long seminar culminates in a winter ascent of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's tallest peak. While no prior technical climbing experience, this course requires a good level of physical fitness and some grit to achieve the summit.
    The expedition will be facilitated by experienced climbers and clinicians with a passion for alpine and backcountry environments and combines 15-20 hours of CPD. The expedition is limited to 7 participants.

    Location

    Mount Koscuizosko, New South Wales.

  • Dates and Departure

     

    22nd to 26th July 2024

     

    Departing Jindabyne, New South Wales

     

    Who can attend

     

    The seminar is open to paramedics, medics, doctors, allied health professionals, nurses and students.

     

    Topics 

     

    Alpine safety / Snowshoeing

    Snow camping

    Mountaineering skills

    • Crampon technique
    • self-arrest training
    • climbing efficiency techniques

    Ice climbing (condition dependent)

    Rappelling

    Snow anchors & running protection

    Avalanche awareness

    Expedition medicine planning

    Non-Freezing injury

    Hypothermia management

    Low resource trauma management

    Prolonged field care

    Evacuation techniques

    Water purification

    Improvised shelters

    Wound and skin care

  • Inclusions

     

    5 days/ 4 nights accommodation (snow camping)

    Personal mountaineering gear (snowshoes, crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness)

    Ropes

    Food, stoves, fuel, cooking equipment

    Alpine / Medical instructors

    All seminar material

    Shirt and vest.

    All permits

     

     

     

    Exclusions

    Flights and travel

    Personal winter clothing

    Boots

    Sleeping bag

     

     

  • Investment

     

    $ 5380

     

    A deposit of $650 is required to secure your place.

     

    Final payment is due 22nd of April

     

    Spots are limited.

     

     

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    Certifications

    CPD Certificate - Alpine Medicine (15 - 20 hours of face to face CPD may be claimed)

    Accredited through the Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine.

     

    Bookings and confirmation

     

    Send us an email (hello@exploramedicine.com.au) or submit the form below and we will send you an invoice for a deposit to secure your place. Following your initial deposit your position will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack. Balances are not due until 12 weeks prior to the seminar start date.

     

    A full refund will be provided if this seminar is cancelled by Explora Medicine. Balances are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the seminar start date minus the initial deposit. Please note that we are not responsible for bookings made in addition to this program and therefore please ensure to check the cancellation terms on your other travel arrangements (eg. flights and extra accommodation) when making your bookings.

  • Information Pack

  • Take me to the mountains

    If you are keen to develop your clinical and professional skills, head to link below to secure your place.  

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