Category: Adventures

Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Dr Will Duffin, a Bristol-based GP and expedition medic, recalls his recent experience of being caught in the path of a forest fire whilst providing medical cover for a charity trekking trip in Madagascar.

Read more ›
See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

In 2016, Philippa Hardy travelled to Nepal, spending time alongside Professors Upendra Devkota and Henry Marsh at the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences (NINAS) in Kathmandu. At a general surgical camp in Ghorka District, she encountered a desperate situation with no easy answer.

Read more ›
An Alternative Career: Eden

An Alternative Career: Eden

Ali Blatcher on being a TV doctor for Channel 4’s reality tv programme Eden. Certainly an alternative career for an adventure medic.

Read more ›
Kazakhstan calling

Kazakhstan calling

So, how do you attend a job interview from a remote highway in Kazakhstan?

Read more ›
Cycling The Six; As One

Cycling The Six; As One

Dr Stephen Fabes summarises his epic journey away from medicine, cycling across 6 continents and taking in marginalised & far-flung medical clinics & projects along the way. He finishes by telling us why it’s so important for us to support humanitarian campaign As One.

Read more ›
Sailing and Free-Diving in Antarctica

Sailing and Free-Diving in Antarctica

Dr Nick Carter has sailed over 50,000 nautical miles cruising on his own boat, racing or adventure sailing. He tells us about a recent trip free diving in the Antarctic peninsula and gives his thoughts on being a ‘sailing medic’.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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!

Read more ›