• Mountain Medicine Course

    Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal.

  • Course Specifics


    Annapurna Sanctuary sits amongst the high Himalayan ranges where explorers find jungles, streams, rock and ice. Teams travel through winding trails, across mountain passes, through forests of oak and rhododendron that line the southern foothills of the Himalaya before ascending into the higher altitudes to witness the amphitheater that is Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC).


    For the adventurous clinicians who are not afraid to go beyond, our expedition staff will immerse you in local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world and beyond.

    The Course

    The Expedition Medicine (mountain medicine) Course is an expedition-based experience designed to immerse the participants in both a mountainous and an altitude environment. It is designed and facilitated by veteran expeditioners and clinicians with decades of experience working in clinical roles at altitude (and in mountainous terrain).


    Students will be exposed to, and be utilised in the planning, briefing and delivery of the expedition as well as the clinical and non-clinical sessions as the team move from the expedition staging point in Pokhara, to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at a whopping 4200 meters. The dynamic nature of facilitating a course during an expedition means that lesson are facilitated each day depending on variables such as weather, terrain and team progress. Nowhere else will you gain the skills and the experience at the same time!



    Who is it for?





    Allied health care

    Emergency service officers

    Outdoor guides and educators

    Dates and Duration

    25th October - 12th November 2024

    This course starts in Kathmandu on the 25th October 2024 with registration occurring in the hotel lobby at 1300 hours.

    Inclusions / Exclusions



    Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

    Cultural tour of Kathmandu City (part of the acclimatisation phase)

    Domestic flight to Pokhara

    All road transport

    All accommodation.

    All meals.

    Australian based mountain leader

    Nepali based team Sidar

    Porters , Sherpas and local guides

    All trek permits and government permissions

    Expedition handbook

    Team expedition jacket, vest, team shirt, duffel bag and journal

    All course material

    Farewell dinner

    SASANE visit



    International flights

    Travel insurance

    Calls home/internet

    Cost / Investment

    Earlybird: $6690

    Regular: $6970


    (A deposit of $950.00 AUD is required to confirm you place on this expedition. See details below)

    (Earlybird expires on the 1st of June 2024.)


    Certificate - Expedition Medicine (mountain medicine) Certificate

    Accredited with the Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine for 22.5 Fellow Credit / CPD points


    Bonus add-on at no extra cost (requires pre-course registration and online exam)

    Certificate - Wilderness First Aid

    • HLTAID009 Provide CPR
    • 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
    • 22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
    • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
    • SISOFLD004 Provide first aid in remote locations
    • SISXEMR002 Coordinate and Emergency Response

    Bookings & Confirmation


    Click on the link below to secure your place.


    Following your initial deposit your position on the expedition will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack as well as a balance invoice that can be paid in 4 installments.


    Balances are not due until 12 weeks prior to the expedition start date.


    A full refund will be provided if this expedition is cancelled due to COVID 19.


    Balances are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the expedition 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.

    'Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing' Barry Finlay


  • Take me to the mountains!

     If you are keen to develop your professional skills in Mountain Medicine, then secure your place below.

    Mountain Medicine Deposit

    Mountain Medicine Deposit

    Secure your place on the Mountain Medicine Course in 2024 by paying your deposit now!

    There are limited places available.

    When your position is confirmed, we will send you an information pack and issue you a balance invoice that's due 12 weeks prior to the event.
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    Information Pack 2024

    If you are keen to develop your clinical and professional skills while exploring the Himalayas on a real time expedition,ad about what to expect below.

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