About Adventure Medic

Adventure Medic: The free online expedition medicine, wilderness medicine and travel medicine magazine (Photo: Matt Wilkes, Kilimanjaro 2013)

Adventure Medic is an award-winning, free, online magazine for students and healthcare professionals interested in wilderness, expedition and humanitarian medicine.

Taking a year out in Australia? Heading off with MSF? Overwintering in Antarctica? As a group of friends with a love for travel and exploration, we began Adventure Medic to support our fellow medics in pursuing interesting, charitable or unusual paths through life. We wanted to inspire you with tales of adventure and to lift your spirits with stunning photography and breathtaking video.

Adventure Medic was founded by Matt Wilkes, Ellie Heath, Luke Summers, Graham Dawson and Greg Cranston. It started as a downloadable PDF in 2011, became a web-only magazine in 2013 and we are now proud to say that we have readers and contributors from all over the globe.

Regularly updated

We publish new articles approximately fortnightly, so please check back regularly. We also let you know via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when a new post is up.

Not for Profit

We are committed to being not-for-profit, so Adventure Medic will always be free. The magazine is run entirely by volunteer medics who invest their time advocating for the community and producing valuable content. We make a small amount of money from advertising, which is used to sustain the magazine, attend events and produce publicity materials. If you like what we do and want to support us, you can click the “Donate” button at the top of the page or alternatively click here. All donations will be gratefully received and will help ensure The Adventure Medic keeps being a hub for the community for years to come. Thank you.


Adventure Medic is affiliated with the Wilderness Medicine Society and the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Our Patrons are Professor Chris Imray, Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon at UCHW and Warwick Medical School and Professor Edi Albert, Associate Professor in Remote and Polar Health, University of Tasmania.


Organisation of the Year at the Excellence in Remote Medicine Awards 2014.

Best Online Specialist Healthcare Publication in the Global Health and Pharma, Healthcare and Pharamceutical Awards, 2021 & 2023.

Join us

Most importantly, Adventure Medic is for you, so please read us, write for us and share us.

As well as this site, you can find us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram