High Peak Wilderness First Aid Altitude Awareness

£100 inc VAT for 2hrs

Course Description

This course is suitable for those wishing to learn more about preparation for going to altitude.  During this altitude awareness course we look at how to prepare for travel to altitude along with recognition and treatment of all the major altitude illness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE). Course tutors have experience of being at altitude and dealing with all altitude illness.

There are two options for taking this course:

1 To book a bespoke course for your group ranging from 2.5 – 8hrs. Please call 01433 621484 to discuss.
2 To book a course on the calendar below

This type of course would be a useful CPD module which is certificated with clear learning outcomes.  It would suit more advanced National Governing Body qualifications such as Mountaineering Instructor Award – MIA , Mountaineering Instructor Certificate – MIC and British Mountain Guide or for those with qualifications connected to The British Association of International Mountain Leaders This course would also benefit anyone who may be going trekking alone or on an organised trip.



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Course Content

By the end of this course all participants will:

  • Have demonstrated the ability to formulate a plan and the ability to think through emergency plans to help  manage the risk of  going to altitude
  • Recognise the effects of altitude in the form of Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema
  • Have an understanding of different types of drugs used prior and during a trip to altitude
  • Understood the role of oxygen administration in altitude illness including oxygen concentrators
  • Have an understanding of the role of Portable Altitude Chambers or GAMOW bags







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