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IMF Medical Expedition - Certification course on Mountain Medicine

 

 

This is a news generated based on IMF email circular for the mountaineering fraternity of India. The contents are extracted from the mailer.

THE GAP:

High up on the mountain, when medical contingency strikes, there is no doctor available at hand. It is mostly left to the climbers to mount a response, often without requisite competencies or with knowledge learnt in the safety of classrooms which may not be practically relevant under the pressures of real-time high altitude conditions.

 

THE NEED:

In order to close this, ”Know-Do” Gap, this course is designed as a hands-on learning-in-action that is embedded within a real-time mountaineering expedition to a 6000 M+ peak. The expedition merely serves as a base upon which this multi-modular course in expedition medicine unfolds.

 

THE PURPOSE :

To build multi-purpose skills capacity, capability and competence in mountaineers to effectively plan and manage: expedition health & medical contingencies and also: emerge as competent first responders during disasters on the mountains.

 

THE VISION:

Creation of FIRST AID MOUNTAIN LEADERS capable of responding to mountaineering and disaster related Health and Medical Contingencies.

 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

Action Learning within graded high altitude context on a real-time basis leading to acquisition of :

(a) SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTITUDES RELEVANT TO THE PLANNING AND MAKING OF FIRST AID RESPONSE TO CONTINGENCIES ARISING IN AN EXPEDITION

(b) Effective : LEADERSHIP TO THE TEAM & COMMUNITIES IN DISASTERS & MULTI-CASUALTY EVENTS ON MOUNTAINS.

 

CURRICULUM BLUE PRINT:

The course will progressively evolve and unfold as a series of graded altitude and context specific multi-modular contents within the formation a real time moving expedition to a 6000 M plus peak.

The Learning Pathway is structured by four inter dependent nodes: 

beginning at : 

(i) THE IMF: with a focus on delivery of core knowledge, shifting next to : 

(ii) the MOUNTAIN VILLAGE COMMUNITY, with a focus on: community Health and Environment, and then progressively up the mountain to: 

(iii) The BASE CAMP with a focus on Base Camp Medicine,

(iv) The UPPER MOUNTAIN, where Learning will take place through ‘SIMULATION EXPERCISES’ at : ABC,C-I, C-II, Summit Camp and on the Summit day.

 

ASSESSMENT :

will be done employing a blend of FORMATIVE (Log Books & Feed back) & SUMMATIVE assessment protocols.

 

Course Duration : 25-28 days

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Course Qualified Practicing Mountaineers, with a minimum age of 24 years. Course Strength : Maximum of 15 participants.

 

PROBABLE SITES:

(1) Mt. Bunderpunch (East Face) via Songad (6320 M)

(2) Mt. Gangotri III/I ( 6577/ 6672 M)

(3) Mt.Swargrohini-I ( 6252M)

(4) Mt. Thelu( 6000M) /Koteshwar ( 6035M)

(5) Mt. Satopanth (7075M)

 

PROBABLE DATES :

(07TH May to 05th June 2016/10th June-08th

* Please Note: These are the two date sets, one or the other will be finalized and notified by April 2016

** Expedition/Course site is subject to change depending on weather and  logistics

 

Find All other details in the following link https://indmount.org/newsdetail.aspx?Aid=109

 

 

 
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Every day I keep learning new things, but as of now, I think I can describe myself as a Loyal Himalayan Lover, Avid Trekker, Student Of Mountaineering, Amateur Photographer and an Enthusiastic Anthropologist. I am a Computer Science Engineer by education and previously worked as a Software Developer for premium IT companies. However, I quit the luxury of a high-earning corporate job and left behind the herd to walk towards the spiritual path laid down by the Godly Himalayas. At the age of 27 with no savings at all and being the only son from a lower-middle-class family, it was too young to fight against the family who in turn had to fight against the rules laid down by society. However, with my determination and perseverance, everything became smooth by passing time.

It wasn't easy for me as I learnt the hard way from mistakes - my own and by observing others. I fought 2 major road accidents that broke my right tibia and femur. I underwent 7 surgeries that kept me away from the mountains, but I patiently fought them all to get back to trekking again in the Himalayas with rods and plates in my bones. Despite doctors saying I cannot walk properly ever again to getting back to trekking on the difficult routes again, Life made me understand very clearly what it wants out of me in this World. It wants me to serve the Himalayas and its community, live a peaceful, content and simple life. That's what I have dedicated my this life to. I am not religious, but spiritual. The Himalayas define my road.

The Himalayas today is spammed by mushrooming trek agencies and big companies who take pride in being India's Largest, biggest, oldest, etc. They are exploiting everything for the sake of profit. It is in dire need of regulation by credible Government authorities, Sustainable Tourism Practices needs to be forced upon every organisation, Small Group Sizes needs to be mandated, Fixed camping should be restricted in alpine zones and Negative Ecological Impact Trekking Protocols should be laid down immediately by governing bodies. With all these objectives, I founded Himalayan High in the year 2015. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

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