Course Dates

Sunday, November 17, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019

Cost and Options

Cost and Options Details: 

The add on options are available through our partner Upscape Travel.  No CME is provided during these optional additional travel packages.  

Please review the Upscape Travel website for more information on these packages.

Please contact Kristen at Upscape Travel for questions and scheduling.


Course Location


Target Audience

Physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings.


CME Information

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

10 California Continuing Education credits are available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Chile Volcanoes and Lakes Region Cycling CME Tour

Join Tahoe Wilderness Medicine and partner Upscape Travel for 6 days of spring cycling in Chile's spectacular Lakes and Volcanoes Region. We will climb to the Argentine border past volcano Lanin and soak in the hot springs near Lago Caburguas as we tour from Pucon to picturesque Puerto Varas. Each evening we will relax in the region's fine hotels and sample excellent Chilean cuisine. In addition to the cycling physicians, nurses, midlevels, and medics will earn 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits.

This ride is a moderate difficulty cycling tour for up to 12 clients on the well paved and lightly traveled roads of Chile's Lakes region.  Additional activities include hiking in an old growth Araucaria forest, soaking in hot springs, and visiting picturesque towns and lakes.

We will be staying 3 nights in Pucon, 2 nights in Panguipulli, 1 night at Parque Futangue, and 1 night in Puerto Varas.  Please review hotel links below.

This course requires 6 participants in order to be run. A decision will be made to cancel if sufficient clients have not signed up by August 1, 2019. Please do not purchase non refundable airfare until we have a minimum of 6 clients. All participants will be notified immediately once we reach this minimum number.



  • 10 hours of Category 1 CME issued by the Wilderness Medical Society
  • 7 days/7 nights fully accompanied trip with 6 days of cycling
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches and snacks
  • All dinners (a night out in Pucon can be optional)
  • Upscape Travel expert cycling guides (one or two depending on group size)
  • Support vehicles (one or two depending on group size)
  • Transfer to and from Pucon and Puerto Montt airports
  • Specialized Allez Sport Road Bike (or others including e-bike option)


  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. alcohol, phone charges
  • Guide and driver gratuities


Specialized Allez Sport Road Bike
Year: 2015
Frame: Aluminum
Drivetrain: Shimano Sora
Brakes: V-brakes
Additional Equipment: Bottle holder
No. Available: 1 (52) / 4 (54) / 4 (56) / 1 (58)
Level: Beginner - Advanced

Other bikes including e-bikes (6) available


  • Lodge to Lodge Torres de Paine Hiking (6D/5N)
  • Adventure Across Easter Island (4D/3N)
  • Natural + Cultural Wonders of San Pedro de Atacama (4D/3N)
  • Bike + Wine: The Best of Chile's Coastal Regions (2D/1N)

These are add on options through our partner Upscape Travel.  No CME is provided during these optional additional travel packages.  

Please review the Upscape Travel website for more information on these packages.

Please contact Kristen at Upscape Travel for questions and scheduling.

Learn practical wilderness medicine skills in an outdoor environment

Through lectures, hands-on sessions, and scenarios, you will enhance your medical training and learn to apply your medical knowledge to the outdoor environment.


  • Introduction to Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Patient Assessment
  • Heat Related Illness
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Wound Management and Burns
  • Drowning/Submersion/Dive Injuries
  • Bites, Stings, Animal Attacks
  • Cold Related Illness
  • Wilderness Trauma - Case Based Workshop

Educational Objectives

After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments
  • Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote location
  • Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC reserves the right to change or substitute course faculty without advance or prior notice to participants.


Mark Baier
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Mark Baier is a board certified emergency medicine physician at a busy Level II trauma center and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). Dr. Baier has practiced emergency medicine since 1997 with special interest in areas of wilderness emergency medicine and sports medicine.  He teaches University of Nevada School of Medicine medical students and residents and coordinates emergency medicine rotations at Renown Medical Center for these students and residents. Mark is a former Outward Bound instructor and professional river guide and is currently an avid whitewater kayaker and backcountry skier. He is AIARE level 1 and level 2 certified.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest of faculty members related to the content of their presentation to participants to help the participants form their own judgment about the presentation.