Day 7: Via ferrata – Water Rescue – Zip Line

This last day was prepared in cooperation with the Singing Rock Company and the Balic (Basic Lifesaving Competence) water rescue company.

After an introduction in the Via ferrata techniques, everybody could experience a technical rescue approach. Moving by a zipline or by a raft to the other side of the river, the participants joined the Balic water rescue team, which offered a great opportunity to experience the water rescue techniques.

Despite the difficult worldwide situation in the context of coronavirus related issues whole the Course was overwhelmed by a joyful, open-minded and passionate atmosphere.

Thanks to all those, who were involved either in its preparation, in its support or in the participation.

Day 6: Outdoor TRAUMA RESCUE practice

It was the time to gather all the gained skills and to practice the trauma-rescue techniques in the terrain.

After a workshop in improvised fixation, everybody could experience the real scenarios of injured persons in difficult mountain terrain.

Great thanks to the Mountain Rescue team and to the membres of the Liberec Medical Emergency Rescue Service for a dedicated participation in the training.

Day 4-5: Rock climbing and Rescue techniques

The pleasant Indian Summer time in the beauty of Jizera mountains invited everybody to enjoy the time on the rocks.

Mountain guides Karel Kříž, Vojta Dvořák and Martin Šťourač prepared two fruitful days on the granite rocks presenting the basic climbing, safety and rescue techniques.

Despite the busy program, many of the Course’ participants also enjoyed the area by trail-running or making baths in the cold mountain pools.

Day 2-3: Traumatology, Expedition medicine and Helicopter rescue visit

On day 2 and 3 we were lucky to welcome Urs Wiget from Switzerland, a true mountain medicine legend.

He presented the topic of expedition medicine and together with Kristina, Jirka and Jana he gave the workshops in reductions of luxations and the alternative transports of injured persons.

Later, the participants moved to the Liberec Helicopter Emergency Medical Base. Under the purposeful leadership of Lucka Langová and Miloš Odstrčil from the HEMS team, everybody could practice beside others the rappelling and evacuation techniques.

Day 1: Traumatology and Altitude medicine

Kristina Höschlová, the Course’ director, opened the summer session with the topic of traumatology in remote environment. Together with Jirka Chojka they presented the ways of analgesia and further proceeded with the practical part, examination of an injured person “through the duvet jacket”.

In the afternoon Jana Kubalová opened the topic of altitude medicine, Gamow bag practice included.