First Aid in Extreme Conditions.
The mountain medicine course for mountaineers provides a qualified training in the medical first aid in the mountain and remote environment. Further, the participants will be instructed in the effective cooperation with the professional medical aid, Helicopter Rescue especially.
Mountain ski resort Avoriaz
Avoriaz is a popular ski resort in the French Alpine district of Haute Savoie and is located on the border with Switzerland.
The station has been built in the 60ties from the initiative of Jean Vuarnet, an Olympic alpine ski winner. Avoriaz, with its authentic architecture, is forbidden for cars in the wintertime, the station is designed to be fully skiable. Other transport around the resort includes horse-drawn sleighs or snow cats. Avoriaz is situated in the very hearth of the ski domain Portes du Soleil, which comprises around 12 French and Suisse ski stations. For its 650 km of ski slopes Portes du Soleil counts among the largest ski domains in the world.
Mont Blanc Helicopteres
is a French private airline company.
Nowadays, the company holds a fleet of over 30 helicopters and it has conducted over 225 000 flying hours since its creation in 1980.
Among other activities, Mont-Blanc Helicopteres assures medical air rescue in the mountainous environment. The crewmembers, including doctor, usually intervene in coordination with the Ski patrol. They provide technical and medical rescue of the victims of the serious ski accidents and they evacuate them to the appropriate medical facility.
The mountain rescue pilots are of the highest experiences, especially given the particularly sensitive aerology inherent to mountain environments.
The Course is supported by the MedCom UIAA, ICAR and ISMM and is organized in close cooperation with the Liberec region Emergency Medical Services, Technical University of Liberec, Avoriaz Ski Patrol and the Mont Blanc Helicopteres airline company.
Mountain Medicine Course runs under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.