KIMBERLEY – ‘Wilderness Medicine’ Outback Experience

Trek Details

The Kimberley Wilderness Medicine Outback Experience is an eight day wilderness medicine adventure in the magnificent Kimberley region of north-west Australia. It will focus on the medical challenges of the remote Australian outback.

The faculty will cover topics including heat illness, water purification, envenomation and moving injured persons using a classroom of canoeing, trekking, helicopter transfer, abseiling, horseback riding and navigation exercises.

Starting out of El Questro station, a one million acre working cattle station, the team commences the adventure with a walk to the Pentecost River system, rendezvousing with our canoes for a two day paddle. The days are then spent walking through breathtaking gorges, before an exhilarating helicopter ride takes you to a remote maze of gorges, which prior to our first trip the Kimberley had never been completed by a nonindigenous trekking party.

The adventure culminates with an exhilarating abseil from the top of the spectacular Emma Gorge and a celebratory team dinner. What better learning environment for wilderness medicin.

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Departure Dates

2017 season:  June – September  – Show your interest enquire now

* Minimum numbers required before departure.

Price (min 8 pax)

Contact our office (ex Brisbane)

Training

6 weeks (remote and supervised)

Level

4

Inclusions

  • Return economy airfare Brisbane to Darwin
  • six week adventure fitness preparation program
  • all transfers to El Questro Station
  • 1 night accommodation at El Questro Station Township
  • all meals during the trek
  • five nights accommodation on El Questro Range
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Darwin
  • Helicopter transfers during the trek
  • all personal camping and cooking equipment
  • two specialist EE staff
  • personal travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart Brisbane, arrive El Questro. Brief and familiarisation, final packing and equipment check.

*Intro to wilderness medicine

Day 2 Early morning hike to Explosion Gorge canoe to Chamberlain Gorge;

*Heat illness; Sanitisation & hygiene; Water purification methods; Dehydration; hyponatremia

Day 3 Continue paddle through Chamberlain Gorge & trek to Brumby Base; late afternoon fresh water fishing;

*Reptile envenomation; Anaphylaxis + allergies; Burn management and fire & safety

Day 4 Trek to cross country horse expedition; Night camp and bush tucker BBQ.

*Management of spinal & head trauma in remote wilderness; Training for wilderness adventures;

Day 5 Helicopter transfer over Cockburn Ranges;

*Lifting & moving injured persons

Day 6 Hike to water hole, abseil 1 & 2;

*Abseil rescue techniques; Navigation & survival; Preview Wilderness survival.

Day 7 Abseil Emma Gorge, final trek to Emma Gorge Resort prior to flight to Darwin Overnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Darwin.
Day 8 Return to Brisbane.

 

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