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Crew certification program

La Ultra – The High is a one of a kind event in the world that presents a complex mix of adventure
and learning. For 10 years athletes from around the world have been pushing their limits high in the
Himalayas, also challenging physical, psychological and medical beliefs of so called ‘experts’.

 

The CREW members have formed the backbone of the race, holding together the many variables in
the race that spans over long distances in one of the harshest environments on earth.

 

The Crew certification program aims at equipping the crew team with the necessary skills that will help you in not only in excelling in crew support, but also with necessary survival skills for outdoors, so you can take up an adventure at high altitudes or anywhere else with confidence.

 

What do you get to learn?

1. Wilderness and athlete emergency response – This session will introduce patient assessment,
required first aid action for outdoor activities in wilderness. You will also learn in detail
about asthma, heat stroke, hypothermia, cold injuries, musculo-skeletal injuries and how to
improvise with existing resources available.

 

2. Outdoor survival skills – This session takes you on a day hike in Ladakh region and serves as
a practical lesson on camping, pack-packing and outdoor living essentials in extreme
environments. You also get to practice splinting, scenario decision making and understand
resource specific evacuation methods.

 

3. High altitude related illnesses and response – In the 3rd session we go a bit in detail about
what High altitude cerebral edema (HACE), High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and
acute mountain sickness (AMS) is. What are specific symptoms, how do you recognize them,
and what should be your action plan for each condition.

 

4. In this session we also take you through how simple manual therapy can relieve muscle pain
among runners and crew during La Ultra, and how can you use this to your team’s advantage.
How muscle groups work, and which exercise and movement can keep you moving strong
during your run / hike.

 

5. Scenario testing – Early morning on race day (Nubra Valley camp) the program ends with a
surprise scenario that will put your newly acquired skills to the test. You will be
presented with situation where a patient in distress needs your help and you need to act.

This will be followed by a review and grading by the program instructors.

 

Schedule – August 13 – 17

Day 1 – 13th August

  • 8:00 am – 10:30 am – Patient Assessment
  • 10:30 am -11:00 am – Break
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Musculoskeletal injuries, splinting and practice session
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM – lunch
  • 2:00 PM-4:00 pm – First AID and CPR administering.

 

Day 2 – 14th August

  • 8:00 am – Short briefing after breakfast on day’s program content.
  • 9:00 am – Trek start. Team departs on the trail (Leh-Phyang) for session on Pack-packing,outdoor living essentials, camping and scenario testing. This will be a day long session in the wilderness.
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Back to Leh.

 

Day 3 – 15th August

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Session on High altitude Pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Role of manual therapy in musculo-skeletal stress during endurance events and how to tackle the pain and other issues.

 

Day 4 – 16th Aug (Nubra Valley)

  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – A dedicated session on blister handling during running and other outdoor activities, and how to treat them.

Day 5 – 17th Aug (Nubra Valley)

  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am – Tag team or Individual scenario test for your final review and grading.

Course registration fee

A) For crew at La Ultra – The High 2019

Registration fee –  Rs. 5,000 + GST (5%)

 

Includes

  • Course material, certification.
  • Training day snacks and food for sessions in Leh.
  • Training gear for course – Sleeping bag, tent, stove etc.
  • Pack lunch for trek day.

 

Excludes

  • Travel to Leh and back to your city.
  • Accommodation in Leh & Nubra (Those crewing at La Ultra will have a separate package for stay that will include meals, travel and race day support.)
B) Program only

Registration fee – Rs. 11,000 + GST (5%)

 

This package is for those who are only interested in taking up the certification course, but do not want to join the team for race days.

 

Includes

  • Course material, certification.
  • Training day snacks and food for sessions in Leh.
  • Training gear for course – Sleeping bag, tent, stove etc.
  • Pack lunch for trek day.
  • Travel to Nubra Valley on 16th August.
  • Stay in Nubra camp for 16th & 17th August.
  • 2 Lunch, 2 dinner and 1 breakfast in Nubra for duration above.
  • Inner line permit for travel to Nubra.

 

Excludes

  • Travel to Leh and back to your city.
  • Accommodation in Leh – We can assist you with accommodation booking during for stay in Leh as per your budget.
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