The program on the Day 4 and 5 went on under the leadership of the UIAGM mountain guides.
On day 4 the course participants trained under foggy and chilly weather conditions abseiling and work with crampons, ropes and ice-axes.
After demanding practice, the sun finally lightened the way for travel down on skis through the open terrain to the hotel. Beer and hot tea or coffee were a welcomed reward for everyone.
Modern outdoor high-tech equipment from Goal Zero was presented in the evening.
On the 5th day, fine weather with warm sun finally arrived to the Krkonoše Mountains. Since early morning the course participants practiced together with the mountain guides the different methods of self-rescue following a fall into a glacier crevasse.
As survival in open terrain in the winter is a critical skill, the participants prepared for an afternoon of cross-country orienteering followed by snow-cave bivouac building. A tiring but rewarding experience!
Valuable insights into telemedicine were presented by Pascal Zellner, the director of the French iFremmont Institute in his evening lecture.