We now have a fundraising page to keep you up to date. Any amount received is important to us and to the recipient. We have received requests from hospitals and from organizations providing relief on the ground in Nepal for medical supplies that are running out. Infection needs to be prevented so dressings, bandages and sterile medical equipment is in great demand. We are in contact with organizations heading off to the remote areas and to the epicentre to provide aid.
Thank you for any support that you can give.
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We have had a fantastic response from our request for assistance for financial donations and medical supplies to be sent to Nepal. The disaster in Nepal will not be over in a few days and the severe injuries people have sustained will need sterile dressings to help prevent infection. We have already contacted friends and organisations in Kathmandu who can help with the distribution to ensure supplies arrive. We are going to start fundraising for these supplies and will post further details on social media as to how you can help. This will be an on going need for many weeks so further details will also go on our new website that is imminent.
We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! We would like to thank all our clients for the last 16 years. Without your help we wouldn’t be where we are. Once again this UK Winter, our High Peak Wilderness First Aid Training is divided between the UK and Nepal. Courses are running in both countries – we have a receptionist, Sarah, in the UK to take your call and Sandie our Office Manager is co-ordinating bookings. I am co-ordinating our Nepali bookings this season and running our wilderness first aid courses. I will update our site with photos shortly. We have a great mix of Nepali and International guides in a fantastic locations.
2012 has seen another increase in our level of business and we have been planning over the last 12 months for a great 2013 which we look forward to sharing with you!
We are providing a series of Wilderness First Aid Courses in Nepal this Winter. Courses will be in Kathmandu, Pokhara and at Paddle Nepals River Camp at Chhimkesory. The opportunity to attend a Wilderness First Aid Course in a true wilderness setting is quite rare. Paddle Nepal provide the logistics to get to the camp and look after you in camp – we provide the Wilderness First Aid. Gurkha Adventures are kindly organising the courses in Kathmandu. There is a sliding scale of fees to enable junior guides to gain an internationally recognised first aid qualification from a UK company. If you have an interest in attending and wonder how to go about it, please get in touch.
We now have new Wilderness First Aid Courses for Hang Gliders, Paragliders and Airsports enthusiasts. I recently had a flight in Nepal with Babu Sano Sunuwar the Nepali national champion. Babu was my student on a Wilderness First Aid Course organised by Paddle Nepal and he was working for Blue Sky Paragliding owned by David Arrufat. When he said I should be his student I jumped at the chance! I have some excellent photos and a video flying from Sarankhot at Pokhara. Sadly we had to abort our original flight near Machhapuchare Base Camp due to a major thunderstorm – we fled down the valley to Green Wall with the storm chasing us but still managed to fly at a lower altitude and had a great time.
I nearly turned down the offer to fly as I suffered from life threatening Pulmonary and Cerebral Oedema when working at a Rescue Post in Nepal a couple of years ago. A crackly phone call from Pokhara to Judy Leden from Airways Airsports, Derbyshire saved the day. Judy Leden and her team have now been on a couple of courses with us so I took her advice and had a great flight. Last week we had Mark Bosher from Peak Air Sports on a course – this lead to the development of 2 and 4 hour courses.