Starman Night Tri

Starman Night Tri

A little bit strange for our medical and safety team of 6 to be back on Cairngorm last night providing medical cover for the Starman Night Tri. All the team members work for the Cairngorm Ski Patrol so their used to operating on these slopes during the winter with a little bit more snow, well maybe not last season...

It's always great to catch up with the guys that work with. Whilst Iain was at the event brief at the Loch, the other team members were getting treated to a very fine coffee by Ruari, not a bad way to start the night shift!

 First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of  Instinct Guides  

First of many coffees of the night...courtesy of Instinct Guides 

As darkness fell, we set out the markers and glow sticks to mark the run route for the Cairngorm section, and got a little rest before the event started at Loch Morlich at midnight.

Unfortunately, the summit of Cairngorm was in thick mist the entire night which reduced the visibility down to around 3 meters at the summit.

 A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

A murky cold night at the Ptarmigan building

It was great to provide the safety and medical cover for the Cairngorm section of the race, to provide this cover we had a full evacuation kit, 2 defibs, resus kits, loads of insulated cas bags/bivi shelters and heat packs. It was good to give our new VW Transporter 4Motion a bit of a test coming up the hill road to the Ptarmigan as well, we're very impressed with how easily it got up.

First compeditor reaches the Ptarmigan building on Cairngorm.

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Meall a' Bhuachaille Recce for our Event Medical and First Aid Cover

We took advantage of the break in the incessant downpours to scale Meall a' Bhuachaille in the Cairngorms.

Several of the events that we provide medical and first aid cover for, are based around Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms. Our first event is coming up on 7th August: The Aviemore Triathlon, hosted by Durty Events (www.aviemoretriathlon.com). 

Hopefully the weather holds...

Meall a'Bhuachaille

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Celtman 2017

Another awesome weekend providing medical and first aid cover at the Celtman 2017! 

 

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Celtman 2017

3.4km Swim - 202km Cycle-42km Run

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2 day Outdoor First Aid Course for Estate Workers

2 day Outdoor First Aid Course for Estate Workers

Outdoor First Aid Training

We had a great two days on a local estate near Aviemore providing a bespoke outdoor first aid course built around estate workers, and some of the challenges they may face in their day to day work. 

Our fully practical/discussion based training is being very well received, allowing students to gain as much hands on experience as possible.

 

Celtman medical cover

Celtman medical cover

We were in Sheildaig and Torridon for the Celtman Triathlon this weekend, a truly amazing event to be involved in. With competitors from over 39 nations taking part it has a great atmosphere from the start on the shores of Loch Sheildaig to the finish at Torridon, with the athletes taking in some of Scotland best roads and mountains in between. 

Avium were providing medical cover for the swim section from the MV Seaflower of Torridon Sea tours and the at the event finish at Torridon Village.

It was great to be up on the West Coast again!