First aid outdoors

First aid course: a doll for practising reanimation is lying on the ground
a doll for practising reanimation 

i took part in an 8-hour long refresher course in first aid in September, focussing on accidents that can happen in the outdoors.
the Red Cross in Mödling offers this course (find all courses by the Red Cross here: https://www.roteskreuz.at/site/erste-hilfe/aktuelle-kurse/) and i thought it was a great opportunity for me to better my knowledge in first aid.

First aid course: Improvised supporting bandage for an arm with debris stuck in it
an improvised, supporting bandage for an arm with debris stuck in it

you need a good foundation of first aid skills to transfer them into situations where you don’t have the full amenities of civilisation and i feel much more capable of giving first aid outdoors now!
it only takes a few hours of practise every now and then, so i urge you to also sign up for a course and get educated!

Wenn deine Tour länger dauert als der Tag

Splitboarder with backpack walking up the mountain
Hike to sleep instead of hike to ride this time!

Two people in sleeping bags in a snowcave
Two tired people in sleeping bags in a snow cave.

In February 2018 I participated in a special event by the Alpenverein Gebirgsverein. They held a 2 day workshop on how to safely spend the night outdoors in winter. We learned about different types of bivouacs, how to stay warm and energized and then spent the night in self-built bivvys. My accomodation of choice was a snow cave. Read about my experience on the PowderGuide website:
https://powderguide.com/magazin/safety-themen/artikel/wenn-deine-tour-laenger-dauert-als-der-tag.html