We recently welcomed an amazing group of explorers to Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore for Advanced Medicine, Far From Help and Far From Help Part 2/Advanced Refresher. Delegates included solo polar explorers, conservationists, disaster relief workers, private travellers, teachers, climbers, an international authority on white-water rescue and many more thorough interesting and highly engaged students. Thanks to instructors Dr Harvey Pynn, Dr Duncan Grey, Dr Jamie Goodhart and Dr Charlotte Richardson. The Lodge as always were excellent hosts and the catering was very much appreciated – thanks Matt. WMT will be back at Glenmore 25-28 November to deliver the same courses.
Read Medical Director Dr Harvey Pynn’s latest bulletin about Penthrox – a very useful inhalation pain killer.
WMT is pleased to confirm that the popular and incredibly experienced Dr Paddy Morgan will be the lead medical instructor for this intense mountain-themed Medic weekend in Grasmere, The Lake District 9-10 Sept (accommodation included Friday night). Paddy’s bio summary is below. Read more about Paddy and the course at this web page.
Paddy is an Anaesthetic Consultant in Southmead Hospital (Major Trauma Centre for Severn Area) and Critical Care Doctor with Great Western Air Ambulance. He has worked for the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru and as technical rope and flood rescue technician with Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue. Paddy has undertaken expeditions to Greenland, Africa (north, west and east) and medical support expeditions in Europe and South America. He has been medical advisor to various expedition endurance projects including the “Bristol (children’s) English Channel Swim”, “Virgin Global Row” and the “Engelandvaarder – North Sea Kayak” expedition. He instructs on numerous trauma, anaesthesia, critical care, human factors and resuscitation courses both in-hospital and the pre-hospital environment. In addition, he has authored several book chapters, and international position statements on these subjects. Including the 2nd edition of the OUP Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.
Due to great demand (the late July course is already sold out) we have added 10-16 July dates to the planner. The final module (of 3) is Expedition Medic so the full week is geared to Medics but non-medics and medic alumni can join in for a special 5-day option (Monday to Friday). Or just join us for the WMT taught Expedition Medic module 15-16 July. Full details on the Expedition Skills-Medic web page. This is an awesome camping based week that covers bush craft, bush mechanic training and more plus a WMT module with a mountain and tropical medical flavour and practical field skills training. Refresh and relax in our wild tarn between lessons!
The latest newsletter is packed with expedition medic jobs, course updates above all – great photos! Read it here. Enjoy.
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.
With still one more Chamonix ski course to run, we’re already turning our attention to the summer Expedition Medicine & Field Skills and have recently updated the programme and teaching team details on the webpage. Medics take a look!
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
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