Our training involves actually taking you out for an easy half hill day. Practice your outdoor first aid skills where you might need them the most. It's scenario training in the outdoors - not just next to the venue - with experienced mountain leaders & first aid instructors.
Suitable for anyone able bodied at any level and for those working towards ML, SPA, WGL, & MIA schemes.
Any and all users of the outdoors, including:
Day one will be at the classroom focusing on lifesaving skills & getting hands-on with the basics. Your instructor will demonstrate practically and there will be plenty of moving and doing. There are short presentations to introduce the modules, don’t worry, there is no PowerPoint!
Day two will be out on our local mountain a short drive from the centre.
Your instructors will set a series of role playing scenarios out on the hill. We will focus on getting the right help to us, stabilising a patient, packaging & evacuation. There is no test, you are continually assessed.
Successful candidates will receive an accredited first aid certificate valid for a period of three years.
This meets government guidelines and required learning hours & requirements set out by Mountain Training.
Our certificates are accepted by all major NGB's in the UK, what's more you can use it at your 9-5 workplace too.
At the end of the course, candidates will leave with the necessary skills and confidence to manage a remote first aid situation - out on the trail.
What you need to do for a casualty who is bleeding, ill, unconscious, injured or not breathing.
You will practice how to use your knowledge out on the hill. Assess, diagnose, treat and evacuate a casualty in this environment.
We cover the following:
- Environment and Exposure mitigation
- Primary & Secondary Survey
- Injury management
- Bleeds and shock management
- Spine Injury & Environment specific decision Making
- Evacuation planning
- Transporting a casualty
- Illness management
- First Aid Kit contents
Bring a pen! Practical clothes to move around in both indoors & outdoors. We recommend bringing waterproofs, boots & a personnal bag for day two. The weather can be changeable in Wales so pack for wet - better to have it and not need it than the other way around!
There is a great cafe on site serving homemade food & great cakes. You will need to bring a packed lunch on day two.
More information here
Location & Prices
Coming from far away?
Check out Tyn-Cornel campsite. It's the perfect spot to park a tent, van or 'glamp' when attending a course.
Be sure to tell them you're with Mountain River Crag to receive a discount!
Upcoming course dates:
We are finished for the Autumn 2019 period, 2020 course dates coming soon! contact us in the meantime if we can help you or you are a group of 4 or more!