A few weeks ago we invited our most important guides in Colombia to participate in a special first aid course in order to handle extreme situations in remote areas. After only a few days all 15 available spaces were booked. The course took place in Suesca only 1.5 hours away from Bogotá, which is famous for its’ good conditions to go climbing.
The participants of the WAFA (Wilderness Advanced First Aid) and WFR (Wilderness First Responder) courses are 15 of our most important tour leaders and tourist guides for the high mountains. Neptuno organized and partially payed for the event to offer our partners the opportunity to gain additional skills in this field and to guarantee ideal treatment in extreme situations. Both courses had as an objective to deal with extensive assessment procedures for injuries, illnesses and problems related to the environment such as altitude sickness and overheating. All participants managed to learn to identify symptoms and treat injuries or illnesses in remote areas, where no doctor, rescue team or hospital can be reached quickly.
After offering a first aid course two years ago, where guides and the entire Neptuno staff were invited to participate, we are happy that guides and staff can now regularly continue their training in this topic. We will continue pursuing this issue!