The Cache:VMR’s Online Store

Welcome to the Cache. Dig in and find what you need. Vertical Medicine Resources works with the top climbing and medical companies in the world to provide the best gear available for your adventures. The Cache is organized using the 'Ten Essentials list' made popular years ago in the classic tome, Freedom of the Hills. We are constantly adding new and innovative products, so keep checking in.

AAC Members: In order to receive your membership discount of 20% on items in the 'Cache,' please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a list of your desired items, the AAC member code, and your membership number. Once we receive this email we will send you an invoice listing each item with the associated discount. Just pay the invoice and we will send your gear out ASAP! Thanks for supporting the American Alpine Club!

Products

Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers

Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers

Cost $18.00

  • 18% Below Retail

    This book was written by VMR owners Seth Hawkins, Bryan Simon, Pearce Beissinger, and Deb Simon and fills a needs within the climbing community for an evidenced based and comprehensive guide to the common chronic and traumatic injuries that can occur while climbing. Researched and developed with climbers and alpinists in mind, this book includes helpful illustrations of common procedures and best practices, making it a practical and indispensable companion on any climbing, trekking, or alpine trip. It is replete with real-world-tested strategies, evidence-based medicine, and proven techniques.

VMR Trucker Hat

VMR Trucker Hat

Cost $16.00

  • We searched high and low to find the best looking and best fitting hat out there and found the Legacy Dashboard Trucker. This trucker hat has a relaxed, unstructured, close to the head fit, no flat bill, and soft mesh that feels perfect. It looks great no matter the occasion. Choose between Black or Brown or get both and have all your options covered.

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EBM Bookshelf Special: Vertical Aid, Wilderness EMS, and Wilderness Medicine

EBM Bookshelf Special: Vertical Aid, Wilderness EMS, and Wilderness Medicine

Cost $248.00

  • VMR's Bookshelf Special - Get the latest Wilderness Medicine information with one purchase. 28% below retail when purchased separately!

    FREE SHIPPING to the Continental US.

    Overseas orders please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for shipping costs.

    Purchase all three recently published wilderness and climbing medicine textbooks with this bundle sale for $100 less than retail ($351.95). Get the latest in evidenced based medicine with one purchase. 

    Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers. Authored by the VMR team, this book focuses on the common chronic and acute injuries suffered by climbers and is heavily referenced to the latest in climbing medicine research.

    Wilderness EMS. Edited by VMR owner Seth Hawkins, with chapters from a number of VMR medical guides and instructors, this textbook was released in December 2017 and provides specialized instruction and best practices for today's rescue missions.

    Wilderness Medicine (7e). The foundational resource for wilderness medicine practitioners. Wilderness Medicine, all 2 volumes and 2848 pages, is a medical "must have" for the bookshelf.

Wilderness EMS

Wilderness EMS

Cost $108.00

  • 10% Below Retail

    NEW BOOK RELEASE: FREE SHIPPING to Continental US

    Wilderness EMS, edited by VMR co-owner and medical guide Seth Hawkins, with contributions from other VMR medical guides, is designed for EMS providers and leaders who deliver medical care in the wilderness, and those practicing wilderness medicine as part of a formal team.

    The textbook is a comprehensive, expertly-written reference ideal for this fast-changing and multidisciplinary specialty. This first-of-its-kind text provides specialized instruction and best practices for wilderness EMS practitioners and students – crucial information for the success of today's rescue missions. A strong foundation in evidence-based medicine, clinical experience, and field applicability makes it especially useful for any EMS provider in a wilderness environment.

Wilderness Medicine 7th Edition 2017 (Auerbach)

Wilderness Medicine 7th Edition 2017 (Auerbach)

Cost $150.00

  • 28% Below Retail

    FREE SHIPPING to Continental US!

    Now in its 7th edition (2017), Auerbach's Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting! Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts (including VMR's own Seth Hawkins) to offer proven and practical guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce.

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) Textbook

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) Textbook

Cost $20.00

  • This is the textbook that VMR uses for our Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS). Since its development in 1997 at the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) curriculum has been recognized as the standard in wilderness medical education for licensed medical professionals.
VMR Outdoor Research Echo T-Shirt

VMR Outdoor Research Echo T-Shirt

Cost $38.00

  • The latest offering from VMR is the Outdoor Research Echo Tee. With the distinct 'ice axe' VMR logo on the front and back, this shirt comes in multiple colors for men and women. The AirVent™ fabric of the Echo Tee™ breathes, wicks moisture, and dries quickly when you pause to take in the view. Raglan sleeves and flat-seam construction reduce chafing, Polygiene® odor control prevents stink, and UPF 15 protection helps prevent sunburn on warm, clear days. It is the go to shirt for spring and summer activities, keeping you cool as you send your projects.

    Men's Colors - Green or Gray                            Women's Colors - Green or Purple

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Trango Piranha

Trango Piranha

Cost $20.00

  • The Trango Piranha alpine knife is an outstanding option for all climbers. The Piranha is made of 440-C surgical stainless steel with a sharp serrated blade. Built to fit on a carabiner, this knife opens and closes with one hand, includes a screwdriver, and of course, the always handy bottle opener for your after climb refreshment. 

VMR Padded Aluminum Splint

VMR Padded Aluminum Splint

Cost $6.00

  • VMR's padded aluminum splint measures 4.25 inches x 36 inches and is perfect for splinting in the backcountry. Made up of high quality aluminum and covered with closed cell padding, this splint is easily moldable for use on any fractured or injured limb.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands

O'Keeffe's Working Hands

Cost $5.99

  • Developed 20 years ago in Oregon, O'Keeffe's Working Hands is the cure for the cracked and dry skin that we all develop as climbers. Vertical Medicine Resources tested a large variety of products before adding O'Keeffe's to our Cache. Simply put, it works and is a great value.
Vertical Medicine Resources Emergency Whistle

Vertical Medicine Resources Emergency Whistle

Cost $2.00

  • Don't get caught without a way to reach out for help. This low tech signalling device gets 'reception' wherever you might be. One of the easiest and lightest safety tools out there, this whistle is capable of 87.8 decibels and might make the difference in a difficult situation. VMR's emergency whistle is included in every Vertical Aid Kit.
SMC Descending Rings (Rappel Rings)

SMC Descending Rings (Rappel Rings)

Cost $3.00

  • Why leave a carabiner, when you can leave an SMC Descending Ring (Rap Ring) instead? We like these one-piece aluminum rings so much, we include one within every Vertical Aid Kit. These rings are made of aircraft quality aluminum and allow easy recovery of ropes. Perfect for bailing on a multi-pitch route and used in many rescue applications. These handy rings weigh almost nothing and are a great piece of kit to carry.
Red Point Climbing Tape

Red Point Climbing Tape

Cost $3.00

  • Protect those fingers? We can do that... 1/2" rolls of climbing tape are here in the Cache. A standard component of our Vertical Aid Kit and High and Dry Kit, this tape will get you set whether you are jamming cracks or pulling on crimpers. (Remember that tape will never replace proper training and conditioning. So take it easy, listen to your body, and protect those pulleys!)
Vertical Medicine Resources Lip Balm

Vertical Medicine Resources Lip Balm

Cost $1.00

  • VMR's lip balm will take care of your lips on a sunny day at the crag or on the glacier with its SPF-15 protection. Made in the USA of quality ingredients.
VMR Mylar Emergency Blanket

VMR Mylar Emergency Blanket

Cost $1.50

  • Vertical Medicine Resources' Mylar Emergency Blanket is lightweight and compact (a mere 2" x 3"). When opened it measures 84" x 52" and is a 'must have' during an emergency bivy or if benighted during a descent. It reflects up to 90% of body heat and provides emergency protection when needed.