Alpine Rescue & Mountain Emergency Medicine

NEWS Archive 2021

Update 18.11.2021
ICAR Digital Congress 2021
Due to the CoVid Pandemic, the ICAR General Assembly (GA) and Assembly of Delegates (AoD) took place virtually again this year. Nevertheless we were able to engage in excellent presentations and discussions and even the AoD could be held including the scheduled election of the ICAR Board. You will find more details on that on the ICAR main page.
With the technical support of Topograph Media, the event took place using the Zoom(R) webinar platform, and we are pleased to report that the recordings are now available on the ICAR VIMEO web site.  The links are shown here:

·         Day 1 - https://vimeo.com/643591478
·         Day 2 - https://vimeo.com/643914180
·         Day 3 - https://vimeo.com/643037473

The Virtual Congress videos from last year (2020) are also still available on the ICAR website.  They can be found here (along with videos from prior ICAR Congress events)


Update 20.05.2021

Letter to the Editor

Response  to  Drew,  R .  (2020).  Suspension  Trauma:   The   silent   killer.  

Canadian   Journal of Emergency Nursing. https://doi.org/10.29173/cjen18(IHR)

We  read  ‘Suspension  Trauma.  The  silent  killer  by  Richard  Drew’  on  suspension  trauma   with   concern.

Here you can read the Letter to the Editor by ICAR MedCom Members:


Update 22.03.2021

International Hypothermia Registry (IHR)

The International Hypothermia Registry (IHR) is the first and only world-wide database on human accidental hypothermia with more than 250 entries from all continents.

This internet-based registry was created at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland which hosts the data on its secure server.  It is registered in Switzerland and has Ethical Approval from the University of Geneva.

The IHR’s main goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of accidental hypothermia by gathering sufficient relevant data through international networking, creating the largest database on deep accidental hypothermia.  The Registry will enable the assessment of pre-hospital treatments, rewarming methods and survival factors as well as post-rewarming complications.  This will allow the establishment of evidence-based knowledge and treatment guidelines, thus improving patients’ outcome.

The International Hypothermia Registry has a brand new website. The Database has been upgraded and revised for better research.

Have a look at the website :


Entries of Hypothermic Patients are encouraged and welcome. Registration is free of charge.

Update 04.01.2021

Mountaineers as comrade rescuers - deliciencies in First Aid knowledge, minimum physical fitness and technical requirements, and environmental exposures

Please find attached a publication by the UIAA (Küpper T and Morrison A) published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine

Küpper T. Morrison A.
Mountaineers as comrade rescuers - deliciencies in First Aid knowledge, minimum physical fitness and technical requirements, and environmental exposures.
Dtsch Z Sportmed. 2020: 71:280-285. d0i,10.5960/d2sm.2020.468

Here is the URL to the PDF: