WMT welcomes Major Nicola Wetherill, GP trainee, to the teaching team in Chamonix for a packed Expedition Medicine programme 21-25 January. Nics was co-leader of the all-female Ice Maidens team that journeyed 1700km coast to coast across Antarctica on skis for 62 days pulling sleds using muscle power alone.
WMT is inviting abstract submissions, and if accepted, then POSTERS to be displayed 21-25 January 2019 at the Expedition Medicine course in Chamonix. Medics will be familiar with this format; laypeople less so. An example of a poster is below. This example is research based but this doesn’t have to be the case. A layperson (Explorer course alumni for example) could submit an abstract based on their experience providing medical care in the field (a case study) or any other aspect of health care in an austere setting. Abstracts are to be submitted by email in 200 words. You don’t have to attend the course to participate.
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.
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.
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.
Dates are now live for Expedition Medicine & Field Skills in Chamonix, France 17-21 June 2019. This is always a cracking course with a broad array of medical topics, practical medical training and outdoor skill sessions – all set against the glorious backdrop of Mont Blanc in the alpine paradise of Chamonix.
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:
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.
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.