Expedition Medicine & Leadership in the Svaneti Mountains of Georgia
An exciting and comprehensive 8-day course designed to further enhance the confidence and ability of medical and allied healthcare professionals in leadership and to deliver expedition medicine in a remote environment.
The Expedition Medicine & Leadership course will challenges you to plan ahead, to develop logistical planning skills, solve problems, react to minor and major medical issues, ensure the welfare of your fellow course-mates and enhance your expedition leadership skills in a challenging mountain environment.
We’ll meet at Tbilisi were a group transfer will take us to Mestia for a quick overnight stay and introduction to the week ahead. The next day we’ll travel to Tskhumari to start our expedition, pack-horses will assist the move to Laldesgalar Camp (2600m) for our first night in tents.
On day three we’ll move from Laldesgalar Camp via the Chizhdi Pass (3100m) to Layla Base Camp (2850m) where we’ll remain for four nights exploring and developing skills on the peaks flanking icefields..
Throughout our time on Mt Layla you’ll learn essential expedition leadership skills, glacier travel techniques, management of medical conditions and emergencies, managing injured patients on expeditions, medical evacuations and you’ll test your abilities through multiple simulation exercises and group discussions.
This course is designed to run as an expedition from start to finish utilising local guides and muleteers to deliver logical back up, it follows on from prior learning in the field of expedition medicine, allowing you the opportunity to test your skills in a realistic environment while under the mentorship of our highly experienced faculty.
Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
Fixed group transfers
Downloadable course resources
What’s not included?
Insurance (for international travellers)
Drinks and food purchased from the bar
Do you need travel and health insurance?
Comprehensive medical and travel insureance is essential for this course.
Please note: Should a course be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund and our usual terms and conditions apply. Full details of our COVID-19 policy here