With over 30 years of guiding experience on the world’s greatest mountains, International Mountain Guides know how to lead expeditions safely, which is why Adventure Medical Kits is proud to have partnered with them for over 20 years. We’re excited to share this note we received from them during their Mt. Rainier season, where they’ve been testing out the Mountain Guide Kit from the Mountain Series Recharged. – Adventure Medical Kits
Tye Chapman here at International Mountain Guides reaching out on behalf of our guides to say “Thank You” to Adventure Medical Kits for the new med kits they provided this year and their continued support over the years.
Choosing to Be Prepared
With over 50 guides guiding close to 1500 climbers and trekkers on all 7 continents, on over 150 climbs, treks, and expeditions around the globe each year, you can imagine we take the safety of our climbers and guides seriously. Simply put, that is why we work with Adventure Medical Kits. There’s no better partner to ensure that our guides and expeditions are fully prepared for medical emergencies.
What We Pack
So what are we packing? Well, at the Guide level all of our guides are equipped with the new Mountain Series Mountain Guide Kit. What we like about these kits are the Find It Fast Map and the semi-transparent and secure pocket. These features make it easy to find supplies when we need them.
At the Expedition level, we carry a few different kits depending on the duration of the expedition and number of climbers or trekkers involved. A few examples include the Mountain Series Mountaineer Kit and the Professional Series Expedition, Professional Guide I, and Mountain Medic kits.
Everything We Need & Nothing We Don’t
While it’s impossible to prepare for every possible scenario, Adventure Medical Kits has spent years dialing these kits in to provide us with exactly what we need, and equally as important in the mountains, nothing we don’t! Thanks for the continued support Adventure Medical Kits. Although we hope never to need your emergency medical supplies, it’s nice to know you’re there when it counts!
Putting the Mountain Series to the Test
We’re in full swing on Mt. Rainier with climbs coming and going every day now. I’ve heard it many times already this summer, from several of the guides, that the Mountain Guide kits are perfect. They’re so well thought out and are the perfect size for our groups on not only Mt. Rainier but around the world. The kits you sent this spring have already been in Nepal, Russia, Bolivia, Mongolia, Europe, Tanzania, and Alaska with upcoming trips to Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Nepal, and Antarctica to name a few.
IMG Guide Jonathan Schrock is calling in on the radio from the summit of Mt. Rainier as I type this note. After 10 years at IMG, I still love getting that radio call!
Stay safe this summer!
International Program Director
Photo Credits: Austin Shannon, Senior Guide