2023 DiMM Alpine Session (DiMM Candidates Only)
The Alpine Skills and Rescue session of the Diploma in Mountain Medicine is taught by WMS DiMM Faculty in conjunction with Alpenglow and Zenith Mountain Guides. The snow- and ice- covered slopes of the Tantalus Range near Squamish, BC will be our classroom. The course is designed specifically for doctors, nurses and paramedics pursuing the Diploma in Mountain Medicine. The unique challenges for mountain rescuers responding in glaciated and snow-covered terrain will be thoroughly covered during our intensive, field-based curriculum. This course emphasizes individual skills, team rescue and the role of medical personnel in mountain rescue: directing patient care, assisting in technical rescue, and leading the integration of both into one coordinated effort. The skills mastered during this course can easily be transferred to similar environments the world over. While we will review mountain travel techniques, candidates should have previous technical glacier travel experience.
Insurance and Cancellation/Refund Policy
All participants are required to carry evacuation and medical insurance coverage (we suggest Global Rescue) as well as trip interruption/cancellation insurance (we suggest IMG through Global Rescue). Cancellation prior to 60 days before the session begins will result in a 50% refund. No refund if cancelling within 60 days.
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*You must be a current DiMM Candidate and active member of the WMS with either a standard or premium membership. Join or Upgrade your membership.
Registration not available.