• Victorian High Country Australia

    Back Country Medicine


    The Seminar

    The seminar is an experience designed to safely immerse participants in a back-country environment and give them the skills for entering into the backcountry confidently. Participants will spend 4-days working from High Country Huts and wild camping while developing both their backcountry skills and medical responses.


    The seminar aims to introduce participants to the challenges of working in a back-country environment and introduce strategies to manage conditions and injuries that can occur. These lessons will be delivered through lectures, case studies, and hands-on safety skill sessions.


    The expedition will be facilitated by experienced clinicians with a passion for back-country environments and combines 15-20 hours of CPD including AST1 Avalanche Rescue Certification.


    The seminar is perfect for the clinician looking to deepen their understanding of back-country medicine, whilst enjoying some of the most iconic landscapes in Australia


    Falls Creek, Victorian High Country, Australia

  • Dates and Duration


    TBA July 2024


    Who can attend


    The seminar is open to paramedics, medics, doctors, allied health professionals, nurses and students.



    • Expedition medicine planning & equipment preparation
    • Weather interpretation
    • Improvised fracture management
    • Cold injury and hydration
    • Hypothermia management
    • Wound and skin care.
    • Low resource trauma
    • Prolonged field care
    • Evacuation techniques
    • Field hygiene
    • Water purification
    • Snow science & Snow stability
    • Route selection & Navigation
    • Identification of avalanche terrain
    • Companion rescue & snow camping


  • Inclusions

    4 nights accomodation (mix of tent & hut) (or for the adventurous - snow cave)

    Snow shoes, beacons, probes. shovels.

    Avalanche rescue ASTI certification.

    Backcountry guides

    Transfers (snowmobile).

    All permits.

    Seminar merchandise

    All seminar material



    Flights, transfers, accomondation to Falls Creek

    Personal equipment, (clothing, sleeping bags, sleeping mats)

    Food and cooking equipment


  • Investment


    $ 3650


    A deposit of $650 is required to secure your place.


    The seminar is limited to 8 particpants.





    CPD Certificate - Back-Country Medicine (15 - 20 hours of face to face CPD may be claimed)

    Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST1) Certificate


    Bookings and confirmation


    Send us an email (hello@exploramedicine.com.au) or submit the form below and we will send you an invoice for a deposit to secure your place. Following your initial deposit your position will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack. Balances are not due until 12 weeks prior to the seminar start date.


    A full refund will be provided if this seminar is cancelled by Explora Medicine. Balances are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the seminar start date minus the initial deposit. Please note that we are not responsible for bookings made in addition to this program and therefore please ensure to check the cancellation terms on your other travel arrangements (eg. flights and extra accommodation) when making your bookings.

  • Information Pack

  • Take me to the back-country

    If you are keen to develop your clinical and professional skills, head to link below to secure your place.  

  • Find out more

    For more information, please fill in the form below

    or email us at hello@exploramedicine.com.au