The 64th congress of the International Commission for Mountain Rescue took place in Krynica, Poland, October 2-7, 2012. More than 400 mountain rescue professionals from around the world gathered at the event to discuss and share techniques, knowledge, and equipment for improving the effectiveness of mountain rescue.
Lectures and technical workshops to enrich the profession
Every year, alternating conferences and workshops add depth to this international meeting with the primary goal of education.
Participants were able to discuss, in various sub-committees, subjects including ground and avalanche rescue, emergency medicine, and arial rescue.
Technical workshops the main focus of the meeting
The Polish rescue team GOPR proposed multiple days of field demonstrations to test equipment and new techniques.
This year's program :
- Casualty evacuation from a quarry
- Evacuation on an angled zip line
- Helicopters and mountain rescue
- Ski lift and gondola evacuation
At this event, AMC s.j., the Petzl distributor in Poland, presented new products for mountain rescue: The ULTRA VARIO and ULTRA RUSH headlamps, the new version of the NEST litter and the STEF inclination device, and also the new versions of the BASIC and CROLL rope grabs and SPIRIT carabiners.
The next meeting of IKAR CISA will convene in Bol (Isle of Brac), Croatia. The dates have not yet been announced.
- Mountain rescue: video from the IKAR CISA 2011 Conference
- Mountain rescue : know-how sharing at IKAR CISA