Alpine Rescue & Mountain Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the Homepage of ICAR MEDCOM


ICAR MedCom is an international panel of experts on mountain emergency medicine, consisting of delegates from the ICAR member organisations.

Our work mainly consists of research into and improvement of mountain emergency medicine in a professional mountain rescue environment. Besides this ICAR MedCom's task is to set internationally applicable standards for education and training as well as medical guidelines in mountain rescue medicine. This knowledge shall be transfered to our member organisations and into the world of mountain rescue and mountain emergency medicine.

The ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue) consists of a medical, an air-rescue, an avalanche and a terrestrial commission as well as a sub-commission for dog handlers. The main website and information on the work of the other commissions can be found on www.alpine-rescue.org.

We, the Medical Commission (MEDCOM) provide information on our work on these pages.

Please visit our medical recommendations for guidance on elected chapters of Mountain Emercency Medicine.

Enjoy the browse!

Current News

  • ICAR Conference 2019
  • ICAR MedCom Hypothermia Day
  • New ICAR MedCom Website


  • The next ICAR MedCom Meeting will take place in Christchurch (New Zealand) from 16-19 April 2020.
  • In June 2020 the ISMM World Congress will take place in Switzerland
  • The ICAR General Assembly 2020 will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece from 13-17 October 2020