Since our first years of operation, we have known that responding immediately to an emergency or accident is a necessity and a responsibility; for this reason, every year, we hold theoretical and practical workshops that allow us to access this knowledge. As time went by, the instruction became more and more specialized and necessary, understanding that the areas where we operate are rugged areas, where we do not have immediate and close access to health and hospital implements; thus, providing first aid in outdoor activities and, above all, in places far from the city, becomes one of our primary responsibilities.
At the Ausangate Glacier
This year was no exception since our team of guides were able to obtain the INTERMEDIATE FIRST AID IN AGGRESSIVE ZONE certification. Huchuy Phinaya (15,256 feet high) was chosen to carry out this exceptional workshop course. This enclave surrounded by the Vilcanota mountain range is ideal to put into practice all the knowledge acquired. Thanks to the rugged area that it presents, it helps us to simulate an emergency action and thus to be able to carry out this training in a better way.
We have obtained an important achievement thanks to our guiding professionals‘ dedication, effort, sacrifice, and teamwork. During five days, we received instruction on regulations, procedures, techniques, and professional notions in first response and first aid necessary to access, assist and preserve life in a high Andean environment, either as a FIRST LINE OF RESPONSE or in support of specialized rescue groups.