• 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 Colvins 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.

  • Red Bull Air Force team members training at Kirby Chambliss ranch near Casa Grande on 28 January 2014.

    Francesco Feletti: Extreme Sports Medicine

    Dr Francesco Feletti, author of the new textbook of Extreme Sports Medicine, on BASE jumping, what makes an extreme sport, and the challenges of Extreme Sports Medicine.

  • The minibus breaks down, again

    Madagascar and Me – Really Rural General Practice

    Dr Susie MacDonald recalls her experience working in rural Madagascar as a medic with voluntary organisation Edge of Africa.

  • Getting in some outdoor training

    Student Wilderness Medicine Conference 2016

    With the deadline for bids to hold the next Student Wilderness Medicine UK conference almost upon us, Tom Beddis & Ellie Dickson tells us how they managed to organise last year’s fantastic weekend in beautiful autumnal Scotland.

  • Planet Earth II: Flying with Sir David Attenborough

    Planet Earth II: Flying with Sir David Attenborough

    Imagine the responsibility of being Sir David Attenborough’s doctor 10,000 feet up in a balloon. For our final article of the year, we asked Dr Lucy Obolensky how it felt. Enjoy and see you all in 2017!

  • The End of the Road

    The End of the Road

    Facing an unexpected RTA in Nepal: a brilliant reminder of why expeditions are such a challenging and interesting setting in which to practice medicine and a great summary of the lessons to be learned.