What happens if my child gets an injury on expedition?

Each team has one Guide on the expedition that acts as the Team Medic and is qualified to provide backcountry medical care(EMT, WEMT, WFR or WFA). The Medic will provide initial treatment for any injuries that come up while in the backcountry.  Summit’s consulting physician is always available by phone. Once students are back on campus the student will be seen by our nurse and doctor (if necessary). If your child’s injury looks to be serious enough to warrant evacuation from the field, our Guides will contact the Director on Duty and work to develop a safe evacuation plan. Our Guides carry satellite phones as well as cell phones on every expedition, and we always have a team of folks ready to help if ever such a plan is needed.