High Mountain Rescue Training

High Mountain Rescue Training

Maximum number of participants: – 10

Learning Objectives: -

  1. First Aid (CPR) and Casualty Care
  2. Radio communications (walkie talkie)
  3. Uses of Varry box (avalanche victim search device)
  4. Rope & knots rescue technique
  5. Mountain rescue stretcher types and uses
  6. Cliff, Crevasse, rescue technique
  7. Search methods and search management
  8. Major incident procedures
  9. Helicopter procedures
  10. Personal hill craft and mountain craft skills
  11. Team search and rescue equipment familiarization and use
  12. Field work Leadership skills & team work
  13. Aircraft crash search & recovery procedures
  14. Map & GPS using skills.

Importance of High Mountain Rescue Training
Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA) has been conducting High Mountain Rescue Training since 2006 with the financial support from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). It was the 9th session of High Mountain Rescue Training (HMRT-2014)

During the training ,the trainee did practical Map reading and theoretical first aid classes by Dr. Pele ,medical representative from France. Instructors and participants completed practical first aid training such as victim mobilization, fixing and using KET and Garda, use Portable Hyperbaric Chamber and bottled Oxygen.

Similarly trainee went to DKD ice pulley system using Franco Garda and Yubra Glacier for C-Pully, Z-Pully 2 and 3 respectively and went to Yala base camp for snow craft activities such as Avalanche search using probe and Beacon(DVA) pratice.

We know that our country is well known for beautiful Himalayas as well as one of the best holiday and adventure destination in the world. Many adventure activities had been taken place since the country opened for foreign holidaymakers and other adventure activities, which is the positive aspect in tourism industry.

Naturally when there are more people involved in different outdoors activities including mountaineering expeditions the chances of the accidents during the adventure activities is also increased. As we know that there had been several accidents in different part of the country each year, which carries out the negative message for the tourism industry of Nepal. In order to prevent and minimize the risk in different incidents during above activities, the only option to prevent and minimize the risk in above mention activities is by providing enough appropriate High Mountain Rescue training.

Although conducting this kind of course is quite expensive financially, even so there is high demand of this kind of training in tourism industry. According to the previous incidents records, we definitely need to set up the qualified National responsible Rescue team as soon as possible with affiliation of related Government and non-government organization.

Affiliated with

Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (NATHM)Yves Pollet Villard Fondation of FranceEmbassy of French RepublicNepal Mountaineering AssociationGendarmerie of FranceIFREMMONT of FranceNepal National Mountaineering Guide Association (NNMGA)