RMS – High Altitude Enviroment

Course overview

The High-Altitude Medicine Fundamentals, a key component of the RMS Fundamental Course, is a one-day training tailored for adventurers, mountain guides, and professionals in the energy and mining sectors. As activities expand into high-altitude regions, understanding the risks and management of altitude-related illnesses becomes crucial. This course offers insights into altitude exposure, acclimatization, and altitude-induced conditions, ensuring safety and preparedness across both adventurous and commercial endeavors.

Target Audience

  • Energy sector professionals operating in high-altitude regions.
  • Mining industry operations and Infrastructure and construction professionals with projects in high-altitude zones
  • Professional mountain guides, Trekking and expedition leaders, adventurers and mountain enthusiasts.
  • Travel agencies organizing high-altitude expeditions.
  • Medical professionals seeking specialized knowledge in high-altitude medicine.
  • Environmental researchers and scientists working in elevated areas.


  • By the end of this course, participants will:
  • Understand the unique physiological challenges posed by high altitudes.
  • Recognize and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

Master the primary patient survey – a critical initial assessment in emergency medical care