Friday, January 12, 2018

Wilderness First Aid Certification

Wilderness First Aid - 18-21 Jan 2018 - Hyderabad

Get certified to administer first aid to save lives in the unpredictable conditions of  outbound,  outdoors, wilderness and Sports. 

​The WAFA  course comprises of a 28-hour (WAFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module, is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).

The WFA course is conducted by Hanifl Centre, in partnership with AERIE Back Country Medicine, USA

This is a mandatory certification for Adventure Instructors, Sports Instructors, Outbound Trainers and Outdoor Enthusiasts. 

​Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification - WAFA

Announcing a internationally accredited and  certified WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID COURSE in Hyderabad 

The WAFA course is conducted by Hanifl Centre, in partnership with AERIE Back Country Medicine, USA. 
This course comprises of a 28-hour (WAFA) module and a 4-hour Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) module and is accredited by Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) and American Heart Association (AHA).

By definition ‘Wilderness’ in the context of ‘Wilderness Medicine’ means when one is at least an hour away from medical help, which effectively in the Indian scenario applies to almost every place, let alone the remote & wild places. “Wilderness Medicine means standard medical principles provided in a context that requires attention to extended contact time with the patient, environmental extremes, treatment with limited and non-specialised equipment that may require improvisation, and the possible lack of communication.”

Patient Assessment & Extended Care 
Injury/ Illness Identification & Management, including: 
Shock, Spinal, Head, Chest, Wounds, Fractures, Cold, Heat, Lightning, Altitude, Drowning, Anaphylaxis, Bites, Stings, Medical
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Emergency Response Procedures

Certification Overview: 
Integrating classroom instruction with scenario based learning 
32 hour curriculum over 4 days 
Certification: valid for 2 years 
Taught in: English, Hindi 

Fees: Rs 12000/- per person -Includes Certification Fee, Tented Stay and Food. 

Through Meraevents at

Venue: Keesaragutta - Hyderabad

Dates & Timings:  
Thu 18th Jan - Sun 21 Jan 2018

1) Mr. Shantanu Pandit
Instructor at National Outdoor Leadership School, U.S.A. (NOLS) 
Instructor of Wilderness First t Aid courses & CPR conducted by Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India and Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.
Senior Outdoor and Experiential Educator

2) Mr Raju Dehpande
Instructor, Hanifl Centre of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India 
 Instructor of Wilderness First  Aid course & CPR conducted  with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, Montana, U.S.A.

Contact:, 7799777025, 7729988784, 

The Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study was initially built to extend Woodstock Schools curriculum and to provide a facility and a programme through which students can learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills and knowledge in outdoor education. It continues to contribute to the sustainable development of the region by transmitting an appreciation and understanding of the Himalayan environment to future leaders from around the world. Schools, colleges and universities from around the world visit the Hanifl Centre for semester-long programmes.

AERIE BACKCOUNTRY MEDICINE: Based in Missoula, Montana, Aerie provides wilderness and rural medical training and first aid supplies to over 2,000 students a year throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, Africa and India. Aerie is operating for 20 years with over 10,000 graduates. Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world - small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be involved in all levels of the outdoor industry and its training needs. All Aerie courses rely on effective, realistic and challenging scenarios

Monday, October 23, 2017

Outdoor Leadership Workshop - Oct 2017

​GHAC Outdoor Leadership Program - Basic Level 1  - 27-28-29 Oct 2017

GHAC is calling application from all outdoor enthusiasts who would like to learn outdoor leadership skills required to conduct and lead outdoor activities with GHAC. 

Planning, leading, surviving and making decisions in wilderness conditions prepares one for day to day challenges of life. Learning's in the outdoors helps one internalize and personalize the experience and take the them back to their personal and professional fronts. This is the most effective way to develop leaders.

 The program focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping and trekking experiences in the wilderness. 

This Outdoor Leadership Workshop is a highly selective process to spot and train outdoor enthusiasts to become exceptional Outdoor Leaders.

By attending this workshop, participants will get to learn 

• Define  the basics of Outdoor Leadership.
• Recognize the Safety requirements for conduct of Outdoor Events.
• Relate to the Group Behavior and Interpersonal skills required to conduct outdoor events.
• Relate to the Judgement and Decision Making Skills in the Outdoors. 
• Demonstrate  the Outdoor Safety skills required to organize and lead teams  with all safety. 
• Practice Wilderness Survival Skills, Map Reading and Navigation,  Camping Skills, Basic First Aid, Knots and Lashings. 

For Whom: Open to individuals aged 18 years and above with a passion for adventure and who want to learn Leadership,  Decision Making, Teamwork, Outdoor Skills required to lead adventure and outbound expeditions.

Prerequisites: Active Adventurers who have done 5 Local and 5 Outstation events with GHAC or other Adventure Clubs.

The Rule is relaxed for NCC Cadets with B or C certificate,  members with Basic or Advanced Mountaineering, ex-servicemen and experienced active adventure enthusiasts.

Adventure clubs and organisations working in field of outdoor education may also send their nominations if the participants qualify the prerequisites. 

How to apply: 
1) Apply at 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Outdoor Leader Graduates.

GHAC ensures safety by focusing on competency of it's outdoor leaders skills, along with standard guidelines to conduct safe outdoor events.

Trainees are given training and mentoring in outdoor skills that include, wilderness first aid, navigation, trip planning, group facilitation and wilderness survival. 

Trainees are mentored and given feedback as they work along a senior outdoor leader who ensures the trainee gets to work in real and safe environment.

It takes minimum 1 year and up to 2 years for trainees to develop and demonstrate competency in various outdoor skills  to Graduate in the Outdoor Leadership Program.

In recognition of their completion of the prerequisites and learnings to qualify as a outdoor leader with GHAC, the following trainees have graduated as Competent Outdoor Leaders - Level 1.

Diyanat Ali
Founder, GHAC