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Fundamentals of Search & Rescue | Northumberland | October 2022


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.

Take your career further into The Great Outdoors by joining us in Keswick or Plas y Brenin this September and you will receive a further 10% discount off our Search & Rescue October course*. Taking these courses combined offers you the perfect platform to experience medicine outside of your typical clinical or hospital setting.

Start: 13 October 2022 08:30
End: 16 October 2022 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.

*To receive a 10% discount from the World Extreme Medicine Search & Rescue October 2022 Course you must have a commercial course booking for either our Keswick September 2022 or Plas y Brenin September 2022 courses. World Extreme Medicine withholds the right to withdraw any offers at any time during this promotion.

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We highly recommend arriving the day before the course, you can book additional B&B accommodation for Wednesday night at Wooler Hostel for by contacting us at £40 per night.

Set between the Cheviot Hills and Wooler market town, the Wooler Youth Hostel is an ideally situated base for this course.

Wooler Youth Hostel can be accessed via the A679 there are strong transport links from:
Newcastle Airport – 46 miles
Edinburgh Airport – 69 miles
Berwick-upon-Tweed train station – 16 miles
Wooler bus station – 0.3 miles

When making travel plans we find a super helpful site, you can find out the various door to door travel options both internationally and from within the UK.

Course Content

  • Navigation
  • Communication
  • Equipment (medical & technical)
  • Team performance
  • Swift-water essentials
  • In-water casualty management
  • Search & rescue theory
  • Search & rescue practical
  • Steep ground & crag rescue
  • Casualty management on technical ground
  • Packaging & extrication
  • Primary survey
  • Managing major trauma in the mountains
  • Prolonged field care
  • Trauma & prolonged field care
  • Command & control
  • Mountain Rescue Team training exercise


We select our teaching faculty for their academic qualifications, expedition experience and their ability to educate and inspire. Between them, our remarkable faculty have a depth of experience, living and working in the most remote corners of the world, achieving notable success in the face of extreme challenge and adversity.





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