Advanced Safety Skills Training for Trek Leaders: Success!

Advanced Safety Skills Training for Trek Leaders: Success!


By Prathyusha Ramesh

At the end of January 2023 we conducted a Trek Leader’s Training Program at our Raithal Campus - the base camp of the Dayara Bugyal trek.

The training was conducted by Chetan 'Dawa' Mathur, a Senior Trek Leader & Trainer at Indiahikes.
Four of our trek leaders were a part of it.

The main objectives of the training were to refresh their knowledge of patient assessment, splinting, casualty coil, and stretcher making.

Shweta shares, “The training involved a mock drill of patient assessment and evacuation processes. During these sessions, we learned and practiced upper-body splinting. This method is used to protect and support the injured part of the body.

We also learned how to make a casualty coil and harness a patient in it, and worked on creating a stretcher with a rubber mat and rope to prepare ourselves for unexpected situations.

We received training to assess and treat a patient and were faced with many challenging scenarios during the session. We wanted our safety care practices to become a core muscle memory.

It was a great learning experience. Apart from learning from our seniors, we also engaged in a lot of peer learning.

Overall, this program made us much more confident handling unpredictable and complex cases.”

Prathyusha Ramesh

Part Time Content Writer

About the author

Prathyusha is a psychology graduate and a freelance content writer.

Prathyusha has a keen interest in the intersection of writing, psychology, and sustainability resonating deeply with The Green Tails initiative.

Apart from work, Prathyusha loves to read, write, trek, and research various topics that fall under the social sector.