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The Wilderness Advanced First Aid course is taught by professional medics with extensive experience in remote wilderness conditions. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where our instructors will challenge you to practise your new skills and knowledge.

Man explaining how to bandage a broken arm at the ewes first aid course
Demonstrating how to perform PCR at the ewes first aid course

At the end of the course, a very realistic victim evacuation simulation overnight will give you the opportunity to put into practice everything you’ve learnt through the week. The last and additional 2 days we offer make this course different from other Basic Life Support or Wilderness First Responder courses making it unique in its kind, vibrating the EWES philosophy and energy. 

This hands-on training course is designed to meet the needs of wilderness guides, mountain leaders, and those working in remote locations or conflict areas around the world. The course focuses on practices and procedures for initial and prolonged care for a patient in the wilderness or remote environments when help may be hours or days away. 

Ewes first aid course equipment being used

Taught in English, B2 required

Taught in the wilderness, good shape required

Maximum participants per course 12

66,3 hours, total of 5 days, presential only


April 22 - 26th 2024

Sept. 30 - Oct. 4th 2024

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hostile environments and use of semi-automatic defibrillator

Response to traumatic pathology in remote environments such as brain injury, chest trauma, abdomen trauma, nailed objects, wounds, fractures, dislocations and sprains, mobilizations and immobilizations.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Days 4 & 5

Response to medical pathologies in remote environments such as respiratory problems, chest pain, syncope, allergy, traveler’s pathology, bites, stings

Rescue and survival practices in a real situation of assistance and transfers of a victim in a hostile environment.





Stabilisation, treatment and evacuation guidelines for remote environments

Accident scene management & group leadership

Basic life support & automated external defibrillator


Practical skills; lifting, moving and extrication, spine stabilisation and litter packaging, wound cleaning and exploration


Evacuation procedures; helicopter safety, search and rescue, and working with emergency medical services, rope and rescue


Environmental topics: exposure control, bites and stings, altitude illness, cold injuries, thermoregulation, lightning, near drowning


Medical presentations; infectious diseases, asthma, diabetic emergencies, atherosclerosis, angina, heart attack, & stroke, allergies and anaphylaxis


Musculoskeletal systems; spine injury assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, extremity splinting, dislocations


Wilderness medicine & medical kits

Ewes first aid course equipment being used
Group of participants practicing how to carry an injured person during the Ewes first aid course


per person


EWES Instructors

Training material

Accident insurance

Official certification (WAFA)


Personal equipment

Transport to destination

Lodging and food

Support Manual

Want to get in touch? Don't hesitate to contact us!

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