Wilderness Medicine CME: Hiking Europe’s Mont Blanc Circuit 2021

CME : 15
Start Date :  Aug 30, 2021End Date :  Sep 09, 2021

Location :  Chamonix, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes France

Organized by :   Wilderness Medicine Educational Company

Specialties :   Medicine

FeesIn-Person Event ( Starting From USD 695 )

Conference Summary

Wilderness Medicine CME: Hiking Europe’s Mont Blanc Circuit is organized by Wilderness Medicine Educational Company and will be held from Aug 30 - Sep 09, 2021 at Hôtel Les Aiglons Resort & Spa, Chamonix, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France.

Accreditation:
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Course Content Includes:
• Altitude Illness
• Hypothermia
• Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
• Environmental Heat Illness
• Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
• Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
• Lightning Injuries
• Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
• Management of Fractures and Dislocations
• Preparing for Foreign Travel
• Backcountry Medical Kits
• Wilderness Wound Management
• Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
• Wilderness Dermatology
• Marine Hazards & Envenomations
• Snake Envenomation

Itinerary Schedule:
The itinerary below is our planned schedule and will vary depending on weather and trail conditions. Hiking times are general estimates. Meals included: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 Group transfer from Geneva Airport at 2:00 p.m. to your hotel in Chamonix. Group briefing before welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 Train ride up to Montenver to see the Mer de Glace with stunning views of the glacier and the surrounding summits. We continue the ascent to Point Vue to appreciate this wonderful view. Descend to Chamonix. Dinner on your own. Hike time: 5 hrs. (B+L)

Day 3 Hike below the tumbling Bionnassay Glacier. Walk through the thickly wooded hillside to the charming small town of Les Contamines where we will overnight. Hike time: 6 hrs. (B+L+D)

Day 4 Today we have a long ascent! A true mountain day on a variety of trails. We spend the night in the simple but welcoming Auberge La Nova at Les Chapieux. Hike time: 7 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 5 We transfer to the end of the "Vallee des Glaciers," then enjoy a relatively easy hike over the Col de la Seigne (8,245'), where Mt. Blanc re-appears, and down into Italy. Transfer to our hotel in Courmayeur. Hike time: 6 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 6 One of the finest views of the impressive south flanks of the Massif. A steep ascent to the refuge Bertone for a well earned drink before continuing the trek. Descend to the Val Ferret to transfer to our hotel. Hike time: 7 hours. (B+L)

Day 7 Today we enter Switzerland and we explore the scenic village of La Fouly (5,280'), located beneath the Glacier de l'A Neuve. Then we transfer to small resort of Champex. Hike time: 6 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 8 Hike through woodland, traverse a forest trail, and begin a steep uphill to reveal a delightful path along alpine pastures with great views. Descend and transfer to Argentiere. Hike time: 6 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 9 Hike back into the Chamonix Valley, enjoying majestic views of Mont Blanc. Transfer to the small village of Argentiere at the top of the Chamonix valley. Hike time: 6 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 10 Trek and steep climb around Chamonix Valley. The views just get better and better! We'll take the cable car down into the Chamonix Valley and transfer to our hotel. Hike time: 6 hours. (B+L+D)

Day 11 Group transfer from Chamonix to Geneva airport will leave around 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.. Please book your flight to leave no earlier than noon, to ensure ample time before boarding

Note: 
(Legend: B = Breakfast included , L = Lunch included, D = Dinner included)

Trip HighLights:
• Tour du Mont Blanc - a classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif is a "must-do" for every mountain hiker!
• Three countries, three cultures, three cuisines - all on one great trip!
• Breathtaking alpine and glacial scenery every single day. Charming hotels and fine dining by night!
• Experienced mountain guides bring a wonderful combination of history, geology, and local color to every aspect of the trip

Credit Info

  • CME : 15
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