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Mountain Medicine training course in Nepal

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£2,895.00

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The full balance must be paid 8 weeks before the course. If you are booking after this point, you must pay the balance in full.

Mountain Medicine | Nepal, 2018 Nepal

22 April 2018 to 09 May 2018

The ultimate mountain medicine course, the path of which follows the Everest Base Camp Trail up the Khumbu valley to base camp itself, situated in the shadow of the world's most iconic peak.

The 2018 course will be directed by a fantastic faculty, with a huge amount of experience both at altitude and in cold weather environments.

'The Mountain Medicine course was one of the most amazing experiences of my life lead by a world class exped team. Really grateful for the opportunity to attend the course'

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During the 17 day course you will follow the Everest Base Camp Trail from Lukla, 14 days will be trekking at an easy pace, staying in Nepalese teahouses along the route and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the route. 

A full itinerary is listed below.

The price includes: accommodation, meals (unless otherwise stated), expedition medicine course manual, all course activities, support services on Everest Base Camp trail and return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. For a kit list see below. The only additional costs are for your international flights, drinks and items of a personal nature.  

 Travel insurance is compulsory and must include the facilty for helicopter evacuation in case of emergency - a suitable policy can be obtained through Campbell Irivine Ltd.

Itinerary

Exact itinerary subject to change and course content might vary in content and order.
Day 1.   Meet in Kathmandu
 
Day 2.   Morning lectures, followed by lunch and dinner in local restaurants.
Course content: ALTITUDE ILLNESS, PRE EXPEDITION PLANNING & HYPOTHERMIA 
 
Day 3.  Depart for airport and fly in to Lukla
Trek to Phakding through the Dudh Kosi Valley along an easy valley bottom trail
Course content: WILDERNESS WOUND MANAGEMENT, FROSTBITE
 
Day 4.   Trek from Phakding - Namche Bazaar
We continue along the trail, heading upstream along the banks of the Dudh Kosi until we come to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi.
We cross a large suspension bridge and begin a long uphill section through pine tree forests. Our efforts are rewarded along the way as the peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Arna Dablam (6,856m) and Taweche (6,542m) come into view for the first time. 
Eventually we reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped bowl village of Namche Bazaar where we stop for our overnight stay. There is also the opportunity to visit the Sherpa Museum in Namche which details their home life and mountaineering achievements.  
Course content: BACKCOUNTRY MEDICAL KITS for mountaineering, BACKCOUNTRY WATER DISINFECTION
 
Day 5.  Acclimatisation Day in Namche Bazaar
Training walk up to 4000 metres
Course content:  The Interpersonal Features of Group Travel and PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ADVENTURE TRAVEL
 
Day 6.  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
A relatively easy trail on a generally flat trail with stunning mountain views
Course content:  SIMULATED MOUNTAIN RESCUE
 
Day 7.  Tengboche to Pheriche
We start leaving the trees behind as we gain altitude and the glaciated mountain landscape becomes more a feature of our walking and head towards the mountain settlement of Pheriche, the last inhabited village before Mount Everest for a couple of night acclimatisation.
Course content: TRAVELER'S DIARRHOEA, GIARDIASIS & OTHER WATERBORNE  WILDERNESS INFECTIONS, MANAGEMENT OF FRACTURES & DISLOCATIONS
 
Day 8 & 9.  In Periche
Acclimatisation &  Rest Days
Training Walk 
Visit to Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic, the HRA Aid Post is located at 14600ft/ 4600 metres and located at a important trekking junction where a high proportion of trekkers to the region really start to feel the effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).   The clinic provides medical support for over 5000 trekkers and sherpas annually and is staffed by volunteers medics from all over the world - and a high propotion of Expedition Medicine delegates!
Course content: CASE STUDIES REVIEW WITH HRA CLINIC DOCTORS
 
Day 10.  Pheriche - Lobuche
Having, hopefully, been well rested and acclimatised by our stay in Pheriche we restart our trek by ascending to the remote accommodation stop of Lobuche, passing on our way a flat plateau home to the climbers memorial area a poignant reminder of lives lost in search of human endeavour.
Course content: WILD ANIMAL ATTACKS, PATIENT ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT IN WILDERNESS SETTINGS
 
Day 11.  Lobuche - Gorak Shep
Kala Patthar or Everst Base Camp trek options
Course content: CASE STUDIES IN EXPEDITION MEDICINE, WILDERNESS OPTHALMOLOGY
Day 12.  Additional Kala Patthar or EBC trek options
For those that wish to, a day trek to Everest Base Camp and Dr Freer's seasonal home, passing through Gorak Shep with superb views of the Khumbu Ice Fall flowing off the flanks for Mount Everest.
Return trek to Dingboche.
Course content: CASE STUDIES IN EVEREST 
 
Day 13 Dingboche to Lobuche
A relaxed descent to Lobuche with additional time in Gorak Shep
 
Day 14.   Dingboche – Namche Bazaar
We start to retrace our steps back over now familiar terrain of the Khumbu Valley.
 
 
Day 15.  Namche Bazaar - Benkar
Course content: PREDICTING DANGEROUS WEATHER PATTERNS & LIGHTNING INJURIES
 
Day 16.  Benkar – Lukla
Course content: 
 
Day 17.  Morning flight back to Kathmandu
Course dinner in town and farewells
Course content:  SUMMING UP AND COURSE END
 
Day18.  Morning breakfast – course end

Testimonials

Fantastic faculty who adapted the experience depending on the doctor, challenging the more competent and supporting the less experienced' Expedition & Wilderness Medicine delegate

Unforgettably fantastic a brilliantly run course!'  Expedition & Wilderness Medicine delegate

The standard of teaching was excellent and I would be grateful if all the staff could be thanked and congratulated on their lectures'  Expedition & Wilderness Medicine delegate

'Probably one of the best courses that you will ever do!' 'Incredibly well organised, and presented with an infectious enthusiasm'.   Expedition & Wilderness Medicine delegate.

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