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Student, nurse & paramedic £150 discount on Expedition Medicine Chamonix course

We’ve just announced a special £150 off discount on the Chamonix Expedition Medicine course 21-25 January for medical students, nurses and paramedics. Pay just £345 for tuition only. 20 discounted places are available – when they’re gone, they’re gone! This fabulous course covers the full range of expedition medicine topics but leaves 2/3rds of the day free for snowsports in the adventure capital of Europe. Full details on this Expedition Medicine webpage.

Glenmore Lodge 2019 Explorer course dates live

WMT returns to Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Scotland mid-May and late November 2019 and course dates are now live to book for Advanced Medicine (4-days, gold standard training), Far From Help (2-days, foundation training including the use of prescription medicines), and Far From Help Part 2/Advanced Refresher (2-days, for WMT alumni to update and refresh their invasive and advanced skills). All prices have been held at 2014! rates (no VAT). Most delegates avail themselves of the comfortable, hotel standard shared twin bedded accommodation and full board package, though there is a non-residential option.

Back to school Newsletter

We’ve just published a Back to School Newsletter. It’s packed with useful info including stunning photos and expedition accounts from our three “What’s your Story?” competition winners – Clare Fitchett, Tun Myint and Will Morley. Thanks for sharing and well done. Your prizes – a titanium Spork or Swedish Firesteel – are in the post.

Will Morley’s summit ridge photo of climbing in the Georgian Caucasus mountains.

Gear Guide

Coming on a WMT course and parting with your hard earned cash to buy a new waterproof jacket or other high priced item? This new Gear Guide will help you. Download the WMT Gear Guide v1.

Gear Guide exerpt:

Introduction
Each WMT course dossier has a kit list and we’ve augmented these lists with this technical advice note. Outdoor gear – equipment, footwear and clothing – is a huge subject. Go with your personal experience and if less experienced, follow our advice, that of retail staff and ask questions early before coming on a course. It is in everyone’s interests, especially in Morocco where there are no gear shops, that delegates are properly equipped, both from a safety and comfort point of view.

Download the WMT Gear Guide v1 and read more about how down fill is rated, advice on using trekking poles, light weight gear and much more.

Summer Newsletter 2018 & competition

We just published a summer newsletter in which we’ve announced a new “What’s your story” competition. We’re inviting submissions of 100 words with photos about your summer adventures. There are 5 prizes for the stories we use in the September newsletter. Win either a Spork Titanium or a Swedish FireSteel 2.0 army (both pictured). There’s also a video of the recent K2 descent and much more. Read the Newsletter for further competiton details. The deadline for entries is 31 August.

Expedition Skills course report

The first 2018 Expedition Skills course concluded last week during the Lake District heat wave. Thanks to everyone who came for either Far From Help or Expedition Medic and to Ben McNutt of Wild Human (formerly Woodsmoke) and his team, WMT instructors Dr Jamie Goodhart, Dr Andrea Goodhart and Dr Charlotte Verney and Dr Duncan Gray for their expert input. Delegate LM said “brilliant – all of them”. “Fantastic overall” said BH. It was a packed week but there was still time for a wild swim. Enjoy the pictures below. The 2nd Expedition Skills course of the year started today – especially for medical students.

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