Importance of First Aid Workshops In the Adventure Travel Industry

Of late adventure is on every body’s mind & Affordable Global travel has made it easier for one to travel to any corner of the world in pursuit of the thrills of exploring sweet nature & the places that are full of adventure.Many new companies have now entered this sunrise industry of adventure & Travel. Also the Govt is very keen to improve the tourism sector.

Be it ‘Scuba diving’, Mountain biking or Para Gliding – every adventure activity is managed by a team of experts and SoPs are followed accordingly. Moreover most of the companies ensure that safety of the participants along with the need to make participants Eco-conscious towards the natural environment is never compromised. Moreover being sensitive to the local culture & tradition of the place or region where the adventure activity happens is deeply adhered to.

Therefore Quasi-regulatory bodies like the Indian Association of Professional Rafting Outfitters (IAPRO) and Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) play an instrumental role in framing various prime SoPs These organizations also conduct seminars & training workshops & Orientation camps on first aid, CPR, Mountain rescue, survival techniques etc.

Let’s see why. how & what sort of first aid training is important for adventure seekers

1) Preliminary Research-Half Knowledge is dangerous!

Any one interested to take up adventure activity should first become aware of all the basics risks & pain that may be part of the adventure activity that will be taken up by the participants, which gives one a complete clarity as to what one is getting into when it comes to adventure.

2) Prior knowledge-Be better Informed

At times there are Pre-Trip orientation Course(s) which includes rehearsals or near-simulation of the actual activity and this allows one to know what to expect when one takes up adventure activities like trekking or skiing or rappling etc & that too in odd places having extreme climatic conditions then, the above orientation course will come in handy. The training may or may not include written tests but it sure does include some basic survival sessions as to how to cope up with severe climatic conditions specially in the wild, treating infection vis-a-vis wounds & injuries etc, Thus the need for a primary first-aid course becomes all the more inevitable.

3) First Aid – The first line of Defense

A first aid Kit is a must while going on an Adventure trip and what is even more important is to know the usage parameters of a First Aid Box along with the dos & don’t of managing a medical emergency.
So, knowing how to correctly administer CPR is very crucial for those going on an expedition or taking up an adventure activity. There are many para-medical institutes & other agencies which offer a lot many courses on basic and life-saving first Aid training. Also one learns to administer CPR which could save a life or stop a severe bleeding, it also trains one in giving basic remedies when it comes to muscle or bone-related medical emergencies.

4) Hypothermia – Nature’s early warning system

Hypothermia is not just feeling cold, rather it’s a condition of the body when there is a fall in body temperature from 37 degrees which is the normal body temperature of 35 degrees or less. It may be just 2 degrees less but nevertheless hypothermia is considered to be a severe medical emergency. Symptoms can range from mild shivering, exhaustion, Abnormal skin appearance, and rapid breathing, and other abnormal Psychological conditions leading to unconscious & dilated pupils with low pulse.

Thus During the first-aid training workshop one learns that the sure way of treating hypothermia is making sure the Patient feels warm enough by covering the patient’s body with warm clothing so as to generate warmth and it is also necessary to keep the patient indoors. If the patient can be fed warm liquid then it must be tried but care should be taken not to force feed the patient since that may result in choking or vomiting.

5) AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness – Time To Lose altitude

Acute Mountain Sickness is caused by decreased air pressure and depleting oxygen levels at extreme altitudes. AMS affects different people Differently. Thus the First -aid training will make one aware of the Symptoms which can vary from simple tiredness to severe conditions such as breathlessness and so one needs to be ready to first understand what can be done & what is not to be done to treat AMS depending on the circumstances & prevailing situation.

As a standard practice the effective& preventative measure to treat AMS is to attain a lower altitude slowly, However If attaining lower altitude is not possible immediately, a Portable Altitude Chamber can come in handy which will help increase the air pressure and stimulate conditions that prevail in lower altitude. Also climbing or traveling must happen in installments of small journeys with good breaks in between. So the entire trip gets spread onto some more days or weeks if necessary.

Moderate to manageable symptoms includes difficulty in sleeping, nausea and vomiting, headache, rapid heart rate etc.Most worrisome symptoms include, chest palpitations, cough, confusion, Loosing balance while walking or standing, not wanting to be part of any social activity etc and irregular breathing pattern.

Thus, for the adventure loving species who’s number(s) has increased in recent times are increasingly becoming cautious to make adventure pursuits a Safe & secure practice, so no wonder the Importance of First Aid Workshops when it comes to Adventure Travel Industry has gained top importance these days.

The Reasons Why We Love the Machu Picchu Trek

There is an unbelievable amount of interesting history that’s readily available to any traveler who decides to explore the beauty of Machu Picchu. Situated in the Cusco region of Peru, Machu Picchu (Lost City of Incas) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

To appreciate the architectural ingenuity of this ancient city that is strategically placed between two mountains – the southern Machu Picchu and the northern Huayna Picchu, you’ll have to take the humbling Machu Picchu trek. Here are some reasons why people cherish the Machu Picchu trek;

To Witness its Archaeological Ruins and Splendid Structures

The ancient ruins of Inca are considered to be some of the most stunning sites in the world. In the north, you’ll find ancient civilizations in the city of Chan Chan, while the south offers the Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines and the city of Puno. Other remarkable structures within the city include the Astronomical Observatory, the Temple of the Sun, and the Intihuatana, which all point to a better understanding of the Sun and its planetary interplays.

To Meet the People and Experience Their Culture

It’s always fascinating to meet new people and to try out new traditions. With the Machu Picchu trek, this is an achievable feat that’s even more attractive. Many Peruvians are still attached to their Inca ancestors and proudly conserve the Quechua culture which is a significant part of their history.

To Appreciate Their Handcrafts

A trek to Machu Picchu is a unique opportunity to see the diversity in the Peruvian handcrafts which portray their stories, art, culture, and outstanding skills. From the textiles (scarves, decorative wall carpets, e.t.c) which are woven by women to other great artisanal crafts (like canvas paintings and wood carvings), the Peruvians have got you covered.

To Indulge in Their Cuisine and Drinks

Peru not only has one of the finest cuisines in America, but also a variety of drinks that make you want more. Dishes like Ceviche Mixto, Lomo Saltado, Empanadas, Butifarra, and Tiradito are some of the must-try dishes in Peru while the Inca Kola, pisco sours, as well as their fine wines and strong beers, could get you addicted.

The “Lost City of Incas” has so many strong natural and cultural influences that have fascinated passionate trekkers for years, and still fascinates them till today.

Make Your Holiday More Exciting – Travel To Beautiful Bhutan

If you wish to make your vacations full of adventure, fun, enjoyment and fantastic memories, then Bhutan is the place where you should be. Beautiful Bhutan has everything that can attract the tourists, and this is the reason why this country receives plenty of footfalls of international tourists from all across the globe. While you are visiting various places in Bhutan, you can understand that the land has many things to offer you and make your trip memorable for the rest of your life. The Land Of The Thunder Dragon has lofty hills, mysterious forests, calm and serene monasteries as well as green valleys that can help you to enjoy peace of mind.

Know the Top Places

Before you Travel to Bhutan, you must be aware of the top places to go in that country. Do a little research for this information, and you will get the names of the places that are the main attractions of Bhutan. There are places like Tiger’s Nest Monastery, PunakhaDzong, ZuriDzong Hike, Paro Valley and many more to names. When you know the names and other details of the places then you can enjoy your trip in a fascinating manner. You can save some time and money when you prepare yourself with such information from the very beginning of the trip.

Know About the Budget

Making a budget plan is essential for all types of tours. When you are going to visit the amazing beauty of Bhutan then you must be prepared with a proper budget. Well, the budget of your tour depends on yourself. Where do you want to stay and how many days you wish to be there? If you want to have a luxurious tour then you have to spend a good amount of money. On the other hand, those who love to have a budget-friendly tour then you can enjoy the idea of home staying while you are in Bhutan.

Know About the Season

If you are highly interested in trekking on the lofty and magnificent mountains of Bhutan then you must choose the time between April and May or September and October. These months are the best time for trekking in Bhutan. Though October can be a slightly colder but you can have a clear blue view of the sky while trekking on the hilly roads. Since these are the peak times to Travel to Bhutan; thus you must book your tickets and hotel rooms early for these moths.

Love for Culture

If you are interested to know more about the Bhutanese culture and festivals then you should visit the country during festivals. There are colorful dances in the traditional outfits performed by the local people. This is an amazing way of knowing the land and its people, as well as their culture closely. You will fall in love with the country more deeply when you experience those beautiful festivals of Bhutan. You should talk to your travel company about this and tell them when you want to visit this country. They can also suggest you about the best time for visiting so that you can have some unforgettable experiences there.