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Far From Help Part 2/Advanced Refresher NEW DATES 7-8 October, Grasmere

In response to alumni and demand for a FFH Part 2/Advanced Refresher course south of the Scottish border, we’re responding by adding 7-8 October course dates at the lovely Grasmere Hostel in the Lake District which we book privately. Accommodation included Friday night with meals starting breakfast Saturday. Course commences at 8.30am Saturday and concludes promptly 16.00 Sunday. See the webpage for details.

Mountain Medicine on Skis 6-10 March – one place late availabilty

Hi skiers
We’ve had one space open up on the Chamonix Mountain Medicine on Skis course 6-10 March. The group self-catered chalet is available 5pm Saturday 4th March to 10am Saturday 11 March (£200). The course costs £875 for 5 days of guided skiing/tuition with guide Luc Bellon and medical training with Dr Lucy Obolensky. It’s very full on and no free time. There is a minimum ski standard you can read about on the webpage. Details, what’s included/not and booking online or call Barry Roberts to discuss 07967 032930. Spread the word – first come first served (but be sure you meet the ski standard – a good, fit red run skier or better). Details and booking at this page

Important WMT course calendar update

We’ve tweaked and added courses to the 2017 calendar (and added some 2018 Chamonix course dates). In particular we’re delighted to be able to offer a second Expedition Skills course in the Lake District 10-16 July in response to the late July course already being a sell out. Read the email here.

Course report – Expedition Medicine in Chamonix 16-20 January ’17

What a fabulous week! 120 students came from across the UK, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Finland and elsewhere to join our flagship winter Chamonix course. Fresh snow the week before the course blanketed the Alps and left us with cold weather, blues skies and perfect piste. 9 instructors ranging from ED consultants, helicopter doctors, a BBC medic, globally experienced anaesthetists, an eye surgeon and polar guides delivered a robust, engaging and inspirational programme. The course evaluations are sprinkled repeatedly with the words “amazing, inspirational, knowledgeable, varied, relevant, great and motivating”. One student (CL) wrote “All round brilliant course. Inspirational and career changing”. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to another successful WMT week. Dates and details for next year are now live – 22-26 January 2018

Chamonix course group raises 1089 euros for Samburu Trust charity

Well done to our generous Expedition Medicine course students in Chamonix last week who contributed a record 1089 euros to the Samburu Trust raffle we held. See what great work they do here. WMT’s Dan Morris’s final lecture about his surgical eye camps with the Trust really hit home. There’s a spring camp coming up and this money will directly fund:
5 euros = medical trachoma treatment
10 euros = one ngispet (trowel)
20 euros = disposables for one operation
50 euros = month wage for trachoma monitor

Thanks to all our students for their generosity.