Are you a trekking guide or outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge and skills in wilderness medicine? Do you want to be better equipped to handle any situation that may arise on your adventures? Then the upcoming Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training in Kathmandu is the perfect opportunity for you!

Himalayan Adventure Labs (HAL), Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Dr. Jessie Gehner and her team, affiliated with Virgina Tech Carilion Wilderness Medicine Fellowship and Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine, US, have come together to bring you a unique and valuable training experience. On April 2, 2023, a team of wilderness medical doctors led by Dr Jessie will be leading the WFA training, covering crucial topics such as patient assessment, hemorrhage control, c-spine stabilization, hypothermia/frostbite, water treatment, medical kits, upper and lower extremity injuries, patient movement, AMS/HACE/HAPE, and wound care.

And it gets even better! Female trekking guides will be given priority for this training. The entry fee, which is usually over Rs. 9000, has been heavily subsidized to only Rs. 1000, making it accessible for people from various backgrounds. Hurry though, as participation is limited to only 20 individuals!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your skills as a trekking guide. Join us on April 2, 2023, and be better prepared for any situation that may arise in the wilderness. The venue details will be announced soon, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible! Participants will receive a first aid kit and a certificate of training completion.

And wait, there’s more! For the top performers of the WFA training, there’s a possibility to join the 3-day long HAL Wilderness Leadership Course (WLC) from April 3 – 6, 2023. This comprehensive course will cover topics such as trail etiquette, client communication, navigation, HAL protocols for emergency response, among other crucial topics. The best part? The training costs will be covered by HAL!

Fill up the form today and take the first step towards a more confident and skilled trekking guide!


Wilderness First Aid

Date and time: April 2, 2023, 9 am

Training venue: TAAN Office, Google maps:

Participation fee: Rs. 1000

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