Founded in 2009, the mountain medicine programs at the University of New Mexico (now named the International Mountain Medicine Center) have expanded steadily over the last 7 years while training community members up through professional rescuers in all things mountain rescue and mountain medicine. Currently our faculty consists of mountain rescue paramedics, emergency medicine physicians, and mountain guides. We focus our teachings on internationally accepted and evidence based concepts, and strive to contribute to the general knowledge base of our field through research, education, and our own mountain rescue practice in New Mexico.