Category: Adventures

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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The rescue post at Machhermo

The Last Season in Nepal

When Dr Tessa Coulson travelled to Nepal to volunteer at the IPPG rescue posts at Machhermo and Gokyo, she did not know that it would be the beginning of IPPG’s final season in the Gokyo valley.

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Myth-busting in Endurance Physiology

Myth-busting in Endurance Physiology

Dr Stuart Allan combines his day-job as a GP in Cumbria with teaching on the UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine, and runs…a lot! Stuart has learned through practice and subsequent research, the truths behind hydration for optimum performance in endurance events.

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Costa Rican Exploits: How to Tame Your Dragons

Costa Rican Exploits: How to Tame Your Dragons

Dr Mina Arsanious describes his experience as an expedition medic with Raleigh International in Costa Rica; taking us from a community project to a conservation project to a twenty-one day Dragon Trek.

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New Kidney on Kilimanjaro

New Kidney on Kilimanjaro

In this article, Jeremy Windsor questions how transplant patients’ physiology is affected by high altitude, and the steps that can be taken to mitigate against the risks in these patients.

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‘Dromomania’; the Uncontrollable Impulse to Wander or Travel

‘Dromomania’; the Uncontrollable Impulse to Wander or Travel

Following the publication of his book – ‘Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor’ – about his six-year global cycle-tour, Dr Stephen Fabes shares with us the difficulties he faced in returning home and how he overcame this to step back into the medical world

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Desert Medicine in Namibia, 2018

Desert Medicine in Namibia, 2018

Hannah Schneiders recounts her experiences of her expedition with Exile Medics – a week of desert survival skills and expedition medicine in the Namibian desert – and reflects on what she has since applied in expedition medicine and in medical education. 

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