Day 4-5: Outdoor Activities with the Mountain Guides

The first day, as for the cold rainy weather, even the hard-core mountaineers Karel Kříž, Vojta Dvořák and Petr Faggič Giacintov, preferred to do the training in the Climbing center of Jablonec.


In the evening, 3 more Himalayan climbers found their way to enrich the Course’ambience: Zdeněk Háček Hák and Martin+Karel from the Betonski team.

The rainless Friday morning gave a good hope, so the rescue techniques could be exercised next day outdoor, on the typical granite rocks of Jizerky.

Day 3 – A Harsh Outdoor Trauma Training and HEMS station

On Wednesday, all the 20 of motivated Course’ participants experienced the real scenarios of different injuries in remote and difficult mountain environment.


Later that day, the group moved to Liberec, to visit the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) station in the scope to prepare for the final helicopter training planned for Saturday. Lucie Langová, a HEMS member and the Course’ graduate from 2016, prepared with their colleagues quite a busy afternoon (:))!

Day 1 and 2: Altitude Medicine and Non-Invasive Traumatology

The summer session of the International Mountain Medicine Course in the Czech Republic took place in the magic settlement of Jizerka in Jizerske Mountains.

Compared to the last year, the doctors and rescuers experienced much more challenging weather conditions: 10 degrees and mostly rain.

That more it was not difficult to pass the first two days in the homey lodge Stará Pila, fully immersed in the topics of ALTITUDE MEDICINE.

After the introduction of Jana Kubalová, which included training with the Gamow bag, Kristina Höschlová went on with some special videos and case scenarios from Altitude.

Afterwards it was Dominique Jean, who emphasized on her specialty: Women and children at altitude and introduced also the other interesting topics of Expedition medicine.

The expedition ambience was perfectly completed by the visit of Honza Tráva Trávníček, the Himalayan climber, who shared his experiences about nutrition and physical preparation for the expeditions.

Next day, after a trauma-workshop led by Kristina Höschlová, there was a performance of Jean-Marc Bertrand, a master of non-invasive traumatology of winter sports. He prepared lectures and a workshop about examination and reductions of luxations in remote environment.