Alpine Rescue & Mountain Emergency Medicine

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Update 03.11.2022

Diploma in Mountain Medicine Courses

The DIMM Course Lists and Regulations have been revised and updated.

Check our DIMM Section for more details.

Update 20.10.2022

ICAR Congress 2022 in Montreux, Switzerland

The ICAR Congress, General Assembly and Assembly of Delegates took place from the 12-15 October 2022 in the beautiful region of Montreux in Switzerland.

The Congress was preceeded by the 7th International Hypothermia Day in Lausanne. Prof. Beat Walpoth, Dr Mathieu Pasquier and Dr Evelien Cools organised an extraordinary meeting which was frequented by many international experts on hypothermia and avalanche medicine.

Presented at the International Hypothermia Day and finalised at the ICAR Congress were updates on the Avalanche Algorithms which will be published here in due course.

Both live events were a true success and a lot of work was carried out and planned for the months to come.

We thank all delegates for their tremendous contributions and are looking forward to the next meeting.

The ICAR Congress 2023 will be taking place in Toblach in South Tyrol (IT).

Reports from the congress are listed here:




New Recommendations from ICAR MedCom are work in progress. Stay tuned for updates.


Update 22.01.2023

Occupational Accidents Among Search and Rescue Providers During Mountain Rescue Operations and Training Events

A new publication by Dr. Mario Milani et al published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in January 2023 can be viewed under the following link provided by Elsevier:

Article link:

Update 27.11.2022

Research Papers by members of ICAR MedCom

Members of ICAR MedCom are engaged in research about mountain emergency medicine at their institutes and organisations. Not all papers become official recommendations, but are important for the world of mountain emergency medicine. We present the hottest research topics and publications on an annual basis.



  • The next ICAR Congress including the General Assembly and Assebly of Delegates will take place in Toblach, South Tyrol (IT) October 17 - 22. 2023 hosted by BRD im AVS (Bergrettungsdienst im Alpenverein Südtirol).
  • Event Registration will begin in Spring 2023

  • The next ICAR Spring Meeting will be held in Kiruna, Sweden in April 2023. Check our internal MedCom Forum for details.


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