Course Content

What's Included:

5 hours of content:

4 modules

16 video lectures

4 practical activities

4 quizzes

Downloadable resources

The Course

This is a self-paced and self-directed online course to fit around your own schedule. You can sign-up at any time and you'll have life long access so you can come and go as you please or complete it all in one go.

The detailed curriculum can be found below.

All of the course content is based on scientific research evidence and clinical experience. It is presented for a general audience and those with an interest in high altitude sports or expeditions. No prior experience of high altitude, medicine or research is required.

Who Is This Course For?

Whether you're completely new to high altitude or you're a professional already working at high altitude in need of a knowledge refresher or CPD, this course is for you. Gain confidence and learn how to perform well and stay healthy in these demanding environments:

  • Trekkers, Climbers, Mountaineers, Skiers, Cyclists...
  • Expedition Leaders & Guides
  • Mountain & Expedition Medics
  • Researchers & Scientists
  • Everyone who is interested!

CPD Credits

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)

British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML)

1 Core CPD point awarded by each organisation. A certificate of completion can be attached to the CPD record entry on the Mountain Training Candidate Management System (CMS).

Student Discount

All courses on this platform have a 50% discount for students. Please email me at [email protected] from your student email account and I'll send you a discount code.

Course 1 Curriculum

  Introduction And Welcome
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  Module 1: An Introduction To The High Altitude Environment
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  Module 2: Adapting to High Altitude
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  Module 3: High Altitude Illnesses
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  Module 4: Preparation For High Altitude
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  Further Information & Resources
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Why Have I Created This Course?

I’ve been learning about the effects of high altitude since my Dad first introduced me to Alpine mountaineering 15 years ago. Back then I wanted to learn more about it but I couldn't find a trusted, evidence based resource that was accessible to non-medical people (as I was then). Having gained experience as a mountaineer and as an expedition doctor, I decided to create the resource I felt was missing - this course.

Deaths and serious illness from high altitude illness are preventable and I want to share knowledge about this with anyone who is keen to learn. My aim is to make this information more accessible to a wider audience (not just for other medics!) so that more people can safely and confidently enjoy adventures in high altitude environments.

Choose a Pricing Option

Students: email me ([email protected]) from your student account for a discount code giving you 50% off.

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