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.
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 PublicationsWilderness 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.