Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Page Type Page Type: Article
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling, Via Ferrata, Canyoneering, Skiing


This page is dedicated to all who have given their lives "So that others may live" and to those who shed blood, sweat and tears everyday to come to the aid of those in trouble.

Journal article(s)

I'm going to post a different article related to wilderness medicine here periodically. Previous articles will be archived on another page.

May 13, 2007
Hyponatremia in recreational hikers in Grand Canyon National Park
Journal of Wilderness Medicine: Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 391–406

April 8, 2007
What is Wilderness Medicine?
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine: Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 3–10.

Case presentations and rescue reports

If you have a rescue report of interesting story, contact me and I'll post it here. We can all learn from other's adventures and misadventures.

Winter Rescue on Mount Shasta
An excellent trip report and some good work helping a fellow climber in distress.

Accident Report: Rockfall on Tuolumne Peak
An excellent and educational report, with graphic injury photos.

Professional Societies and Publications

Wilderness Medical Society

International Society for Mountain Medicine

Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal

Wilderness Medicine Training

A listing of places to obtain training in wilderness medicine and first aid. This list is not all inclusive. As I find others I will post them. Being listed here is not meant to be a commercial endorsement, advertisement or recommendation.

Wilderness Medical Associates
Portland, ME, USA
Courses taught worldwide.

Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS
Lander, WY, USA
Affiliated with the National Outdoor Leadership School, courses taught in USA and Australia.

SOLO - Stonehearth Open Learning
Conway, NH, USA
Courses mainly taught in northeastern USA

Crested Butte Outdoors
Crested Butte, CO, USA
Courses taught in the USA, Afica and Nepal

Advanced Wilderness Life Support
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Advanced life support courses for physicians, paramedics, nurses and physician assistants.


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NewDayRising - Apr 30, 2007 12:42 am - Hasn't voted

bad links?

the links under "weekly journal articles" dont seem to work?


stevepack - Apr 30, 2007 8:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: bad links?

I checked them all about a minute ago and they are functional. They go to PDF files. Do you have Acrobat reader on your computer? Let me know if you have any more problems.


NewDayRising - May 1, 2007 3:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: bad links?

working now. thanks for putting this page together.

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