Fundamentals of Search & Rescue | Northumberland | October 2021


We’re teaming up with the Northumberland Mountain Rescue team to bring you a one of a kind four-day course. Through a highly practical syllabus, we will introduce you to the world of search & rescue and broaden your expedition skillset.

Start: 14 October 2021 08:30
End: 17 October 2021 17:00

  • Spaces Left: High
  • Target audience: Medical & allied health professionals
  • Experience: Basic navigation, a reasonable level of outdoor experience

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Fundamentals of Search & Rescue, Northumberland, UK

Through a unique partnership between WEM & Northumberland Mountain Rescue, we’re bringing you an exciting and challenging four-day course introducing you to the fundamental knowledge and skills required by search and rescue medical teams.

Whether you’re interested in the work of SAR teams, looking to broaden your expedition skillset, or simply want to be better equipped for emergencies at the crag or mountainside, this course has something for you. Content will have significant carryover to traditional pre-hospital and in-hospital settings.


Both WEM and Mountain Rescue teams do their best work when collaborating with team members, with improved outcomes, innovation and performance at the heart of this. This course brings together teams passionate about collaborating to work together offering you the best of their experience.

From rivers to mountain tops the course will teach you the fundamentals of mountain rescue, incorporating both technical and medical aspects of the work. The course will deliver theory content building into practical technical rescue sessions which will further evolve to incorporate medical simulation.

During the course, we have the honour of being joined by search and rescue professionals Pete Roberts and Carl Hamilton, who have spoken globally about their research in SAR and the practical application of SAR theory.

On the final day, we will have the privilege of joining the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT) on a full training exercise. You will work directly with NNPMRT team members in their training exercise putting to test all the skills you have learnt and further developing your abilities in rescue situations.

What’s included? 
• All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
• WEM dry bag and lanyard
• Safety equipment

What’s not included?
• Travel costs
• Insurance (for international travellers)
• Personal equipment
• Drinks and food purchased from the bar

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. Heavy rain, driving winds and low temperatures are common in the national park, poor kit can be dangerous and could preclude you from activities.

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