Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

First Aid in the Mountains on 24 June 2018

organized by Ferdinand Hirss  contact organizer

Title :
First Aid in the Mountains
Date :
Sun 24.06.2018
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Organized by :
Ferdinand Hirss
Description :

** Date changed from 23rd -> 24th June **

Description :

Course taught in English language!

This course is designed to teach you the necessary skills to care for an injured or ill person in a mountain situation where professional help is not immediately available.
Situations might include lightning strikes, the onset of altitude illness, or a serious injury late in the day when a helicopter could no longer fly because of impending darkness, or the inability to contact emergency services by mobile phone. And of course all these skills are also applicable in an urban situation.

The course will be divided into two main sessions:

Indoor: the first part will be the presentation on Wednesday evening (20th June) and will cover what your first aid kit should include, treatments for injuries where there is a loss of blood, injuries where no loss of blood occurs and finally treatment for persons suffering from cardiac problems.

Outdoor (mountainous region near Vienna, will be announced on the Wednesday meeting): The practical session will be outside where techniques covering all the topics discussed on Thursday will be demonstrated and then practiced by the participants. In case of bad weather on the Sunday, the course will also take place in the Alpenverein building in the Rotenturmstrasse.

For full details, costs and registration, please go to

Preliminary discussion and theoretical part of the course : Wed 20th June 18.00

Practical part: Sun 24th June, 9.00.

If you have further enquiries about this course or require assistance with registration (unfortunately the registration form is in german), please contact

Technical requirements :
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
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