These pages cover objectives relating to outdoor knowledge, skills and attitudes/behaviour (based on mountain leader (UK) training).

They are included because clinical knowledge and skills alone are not sufficient for expedition or wilderness medics; someone with great clinical skills is of no use in the remote environment if he/she cannot look after him/herself or find/access the casualty.

These links go to a specific topic:

All we can do is mind how we go on the earth and look after each other and, if we cannot turn sadness into joy, or death back into life, friendship and remembering will have to do
John Allen ("Cairngorm John")

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in
John Muir

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are 'It might have been.'
Kurt Vonnegut

Useful links to Mountain Leader training

Mountain leader training England
Walking group leader handbook
Mountain leader handbook

Trip planning guidance:

Recommended books

Hill walking (from MLTB)
Mountaincraft and leadership
Outdoor leadership