Category: Adventures

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The Iceman

The Iceman

EMT Jamie Pattison on winning the Berghaus Iceman, reaching his physical and emotional limits in the world’s toughest Arctic ski race.

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Red Hot and Ice Cold on Erebus

Red Hot and Ice Cold on Erebus

Is there anything more badass than a polar volcano? Ask Dr Zoe Burton – she took a break from anaesthetic training in Portsmouth to be an expedition doctor at the foot of Antarctica’s Mount Erebus.

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Chimborazo: Journey From the Centre of the Earth

Chimborazo: Journey From the Centre of the Earth

Through a geological quirk, the summit of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo is the furthest point from the centre of the Earth. Chris Imray, Hannah Lock and the BMRES Team headed for the peak.

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Lifejackets on the Beach

Lifejackets on the Beach

In the week that the Calais ‘Jungle’ is bulldozed, this is Hannah Evans’ account of volunteering in a refugee camp in the port of Mytilini, Greece.

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Madagascar Medical Expedition (Madex 2015)

Madagascar Medical Expedition (Madex 2015)

How do you run a large, fully funded expedition while still a medical student? James Penney on the MADEX 2015 research expedition to remote Madagascar, studying schistosomiasis.

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Refugee Crisis: In the Calais Jungle

Refugee Crisis: In the Calais Jungle

UK Doctors Morven Telling and Byrony Corbyn’s moving account of volunteering in the Calais and Dunkirk refugee camps, including links for volunteers, for donations.

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