• Coming Down from On High

    Coming Down from On High

    Sophie Wallace reflects on returning to Everest following the avalanche of 2014, on the psychological aspects of expedition life and what we can learn from the military about decompression and debriefing.

  • Prescription Medications for Expeditions

    Prescription Medications for Expeditions

    Newly published guidance on prescription-only medicines for expedition medics: where to get them? How to travel with them? And what if the group has no accompanying doctor?

  • Andes to Amazon: a first attempt at adventure

    Andes to Amazon: a first attempt at adventure

    Looking for an elective that allows you to truly escape? Prepare to be inspired by Arav Gupta’s South American ski & boat combo.

  • Student research at altitude: a Q&A

    Student research at altitude: a Q&A

    Combining research with attitude and altitude: read our follow-up Q&A on a medical student research trip to Morocco with Sam Covins.

  • Photo Contest 2017 Winners

    Photo Contest 2017 Winners

    We are delighted to announce the winners of our Photo Contest 2017, judged by Krystle Wright and in association with the IRHC and RMI. Some stunning images!

  • Standing on the shoulders of Titans: Student research in the Atlas Mountains

    Standing on the shoulders of Titans: Student research in the Atlas Mountains

    If you’re going to arrange your own research expedition, you might as well make it somewhere incredible. Medical student Sam Covins tells us of his experience on a research trip to the Atlas Mountains.

  • Xtreme Everest – The Story So Far

    Xtreme Everest – The Story So Far

    We catch up with Kay Mitchell, Senior Research Manager at the Xtreme Everest Team, as we approach the tenth anniversary of their Everest Summit and that famous 2.55 KPa arterial blood gas.

  • 65 Degrees North – A Medic’s Perspective

    65 Degrees North – A Medic’s Perspective

    Dr Meinir Jones fills us in on what it was like to be the on-ice medic for a crossing of the polar ice cap, supporting military veteran and amputee, Pete Bowker.

  • Expedition Medicine (Dis)Organisation

    Expedition Medicine (Dis)Organisation

    Expeditions are rarely unqualified successes. The rough comes with the smooth. However, for an easier ride please read Erin Kilborn’s tale of a river trip to Puerto Prado in Peru before you go.

  • Vacuum limb immobilisation. Credit: Luca Festari

    Ski Patrol Equipment in Scotland

    Harriet Gray-Stephens, a ski patroller in Glenshee, gives us the lowdown on first aid equipment in Scotland. Tips and photos from an adventure medic who loves the snow.