Friday, 19 March 2010
Doctors , tranceivers and probes
As part of the Diploma of Mountain Medicine we were involved in setting up some avalanche (search and rescue) scenarios, with bodies buried in avalanche debris. The location was near Tyndrum where earlier this year avalanches extended well beyond the recreation zone and damaged the "Network Rail" link between Glasgow and Fort William and caused some serious delays to commuters. We are fortunate that there are Doctors willing to put themselves through this type of additional training in some fairly unpleasant weather so that they can deal expertly with mountain trauma.