Category: Adventures

Rwanda: Tales From the Congo Nile Trail

Rwanda: Tales From the Congo Nile Trail

Adam recounts his adventures in Rwanda cycling the Congo Nile Trail, following three months completing the The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Topical Medicine Diploma. Adam skilfully takes us through the culture, history and little-known political agendas behind Rwanda; through the warm people and spectacular places he visits along the way.

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Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Embarking on an expedition to the jungle? Looking to refine your survival skills for one of the most magnificently versatile environments on the planet? Three members of the Unique Expeditions team take us through some survival tips and jungle training that could just be the difference between life and death in a remote rainforest.

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Wild Medix Mount Kenya Expedition Course Review

Wild Medix Mount Kenya Expedition Course Review

Dr Peter Hedley-Smith / Wine Journalist and Student / Cape Town, South Africa   Wild Medix is a wilderness, tactical, urban first aid and rescue training company based in South Africa. They offer a variety of courses in South Africa and Kenya with medical training alongside practical skills in canyoneering, wilderness and mountains. The Mt Kenya expedition course combines the […]

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Wilderness Medical Training’s Adventure Medicine Course Review

Wilderness Medical Training’s Adventure Medicine Course Review

Wilderness Medical Training (WMT) is a UK based company who have been providing expedition medical training courses for doctors, allied health professionals and non-medics for 30 years. WMT run a number of different courses each year varying from ski-touring in Norway to more classroom based teaching at home, all with a focus of medical care in remote settings.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic overseas courses have been put on hold in 2021. However, WMT have introduced a new ‘Adventure Medicine’ course held in the Lake District as a domestic alternative.

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The Tyranny of Distance – A Flying Doctor in the Heart of the Outback

The Tyranny of Distance – A Flying Doctor in the Heart of the Outback

Dr Sam Goodhand tells us about working with the Australian Retrieval Service and the healthcare challenges posed by the vast distances of the Outback

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The team

Unique Expeditions Wilderness Medicine Course, Wales – Review

Dr Lydia Potter reviews her experience of Unique Expeditions Wales Wilderness Medicine Course in spring 2021.

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Isthmus to St Ninian's Isle Tombolo.

60 degrees North: Remote and Rural Medicine in the Shetland Islands

Dr Ella Bennett describes her experience of living and working in The Shetland Islands of northernmost Scotland. In Shetland, coordination of remote healthcare is balanced with stunning coastlines, and some of the best wildlife encounters in the world.

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Hydration Strategies at Altitude

Hydration Strategies at Altitude

Dr Lari Trease / Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician / University of Tasmania, Australia Dr Trease is an Australian Sport and Exercise Physician and the Unit Coordinator for Extreme Sports Medicine, a subject that will be offered for the first time in 2021 as part of the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program at the University of Tasmania, Australia. […]

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At the Height of Expedition Medicine; The Mount Everest Marathon

At the Height of Expedition Medicine; The Mount Everest Marathon

With a starting altitude of over five thousand metres, Bufo Ventures’ Mount Everest Marathon is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s highest marathon. Dr Nishma Shah shares her enriching experiences from working within the medical team on this unique event.

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Quarantine Down Under

Quarantine Down Under

Dr Millie Wood / Foundation Year 3 / Perth, Western Australia How does one survive without fresh air for 14 days? Dr Wood recounts her experiences of quarantine between the four walls of her hotel room in Perth, Australia back in the summer of 2020. The year is 2020. To obtain the luxury of a Coronavirus-free life you must first […]

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