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SEMAMNowadays we all train to some extent in climbing, running, riding a bike … We prepare to enjoy our activities, to make harder, longer, faster activities. We prepare so that everything goes well and smoothly, That´s optimistic! It is important, however to acknowledge that in the mountains everything changes very fast, and the more we are trained to adapt to these changes, the better. It never hurts to train for possible contingencies, self-rescue, snow science and avalanches …

But once you’ve gained access to the wounded on the wall, or unearthed avalanche victim, has not finished the job. Should we find ourselves in a secluded area in the lucky event that we have reception enough to call 112 and they send us help, the time between we have access to the victim and rescuers arrive, can make the difference between life and death. It is as important to have a good first-aid course as being an expert mountain guide course in case we are in these areas isolated. This course is adapted to our knowledge (we are not doctors) and the fact that we in the mountains. Without messing around teaching things that are unnecessary, this course goes to the point, to clear and simple things that can help to save a life.

Taught by Fernando Solar, doctor in Alto Campoo ski resort and the Red Cross, has 20 years of experience in this sector and is a former member of Red Cross and Cantabria Lifesaving Federation.

Course summary

15 hours spread over two days.

Theoretical block

  • First Aid concept. P.A.S. Protocol
  • Acting before the accident: Primary Assessment and Secondary.
  • obstruction of the airway.
  • Basic CPR protocol. Recovery position.
  • Bleeding and Shock.
  • Spine and head trauma, thoracic, abdominal and Tips
  • Soft Tissue Injury.
  • Pathologies due to environmental conditions: heat and cold, altitude sickness, lightning injuries.
  • Bites and Stings
  • Medical emergencies.
  • Notions rescue helicopter.
  • The kit.

Practical block

  • CPR mannequin.
  • Patency of the airway.
  • Holding and transport positions: PLS, Trendelemburg, etc.
  • Investments. Mobilizations.


  • Medical trainer with 20 years of experience in teaching and the field of emergency
  • Basic kit for each attendee
  • Manual first aid in the mountains for each attendee
  • Certificate of attendance endorsed by SEMAM (Spanish Society of Medicine and Relief Mountain) after attending the course 100%

Not included

  • Transportation to the course location and during the same
  • Accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • everything that is not detailed in the previous point.