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Expedition First Aid


Peak District


£80 per person


1 day

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Expedition first aid is a highly practical one day addition to our standard outdoor first aid course delivered by people who have been there and done it and not just bought the T-shirt!

Expedition first aid looks at the extra complications of high altitude and being a long way from any rescue service or definitive care. Great if you are planning on leading an expedition or just want an insight into providing care in these more challenging environments.

Who is it for ?

Anyone whose idea of a fun overseas holiday is not lying on a beach in Torremolinos.

Course Overview

First aid training delivered by highly experienced tutors. Our team are either Paramedics or experienced Mountain Rescuers who have significant expeditioning and hostile environment experience. We have considerable first hand experience of patching folk up and getting them back to safety when dialling 999 is not an option.

In essence we cover the first aid problems produced by the expedition environment, what extra equipment to take and how to use it. Its a mix of theory and practical training so you leave confident in knowing what you need to do.

Beyond the Edge are one of the UKs most experienced providers of mountain experiences and courses. We strive to make our training both fun, friendly and highly informative. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further adventures and courses.

Course Dates

Wed 7 July
Sat 2 Sep
Sat 11 Dec

Bespoke Dates and Locations

We can if required deliver these course at your place of work or add some modules to fit your individual requirements. Please contact the office and we will arrange some dates to suit your diary.

Meeting Point

We start the course at 0900 in Grindleford. This has good bus and train links with Sheffield and good train links to Manchester. There is ample free parking on site.

Course Format

After some introductions we look at the different types of environment we may find ourself and the challenges each one provides. From hot and steamy snake infested jungles to extreme high altitude. During the day we look at:

  • First Aid planning and research
  • Common expedition problems (Eg. Kathmandu quickstep)
  • Triage & Primary & Secondary Survey
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Pulse oximetry and PAC bags
  • Oxygen therapy & altitude drugs
  • Managing a casualty in extreme heat / cold / high altitude
  • Creepy crawlies, how to avoid and what to do if…
  • Simple immediate casualty evacuation & stabilisation
  • Prolonged casualty management
  • Planning for heli / air evacuation
  • Road traffic collisions
  • An introduction to hostile situation management
Equipment Required

Please bring yourself and a notebook, lunch and warm and waterproof outdoor clothing you don’t mind getting muddy.

Accommodation Options

This Beyond the Edge course is non-residential to allow you to select between a thermarest or 5 star hotel as you require. There is lots of accommodation in the Hope Valley and we recommend The Sir William which offers BtE clients a discounted rate and most courses start from here. Other options are listed on our Accommodation page.

If you want a hand booking something or want something special, contact the office and we will endeavour to assist.

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