Category: Adventures

Land of the Lakes

Land of the Lakes

Lydia Bregmen tells us about a trip along the Petawawa river in the Land of Lakes, in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

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AusMAT: Typhoon Haiyan Field Hospital

AusMAT: Typhoon Haiyan Field Hospital

Following the devasation of supertyphoon Haiyan, Anaesthetic Consultant Dan Holmes deployed to Tacloban with the Australian Medical Assistance Team to help in the relief efforts. Here, he tells us about his mission.

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Coral Cay Conservation

Coral Cay Conservation

Coral Cay is a marine conservation charity with projects in the Philippines, Cambodia and Montserrat. In this article, Raju Raman and Zoe Hulme tells us about their time with them as Medical Officers on the island of Southern Leyte in the Philippines.

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Microadventures

Microadventures

Ben Watts, Student Paramedic and ‘Microadventurer’ tells us how he makes the most of his life outside the 9-5.

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Annapurna GP – Working in Nepal

Annapurna GP – Working in Nepal

Tamara Keith tells us about her experiences at the Dhital Health Centre, close to Annapurna Basecamp and gives us some advice about working in Nepal.

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Trapped Underwater

Trapped Underwater

Medical student and kayaker Dave Burne talks us through what he learnt about first aid and orthopaedics after hyperextending his knee 90 degrees the wrong way to escape his kayak, pinned underwater. Practical (and painful) wilderness anatomy.

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Denali Dreaming

Denali Dreaming

Denali, or Mount McKinley for the uninitiated, is the tallest mountain in North America and one of the Seven Summits. Though in the same country as some of the most expensive health care in the world, it is an austere environment. Matt Knox made the climb this year, finding that no matter where you are, you are still a doctor.

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Cornwall to Capetown

Cornwall to Capetown

The story of three SHOs travelling from Cornwall to Capetown in an old landrover, working in Uganda, Malawi and Ethopia and raising money for charity. A true adventure.

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Never Off Duty?

Never Off Duty?

Katie Hawkins / After an eventful honeymoon trekking in Nepal, GP and mountaineer Katie Hawkins gives us some excellent advice on being a doctor ‘off duty’ including kit, treating locals and ‘Good Samaritan’ acts. (Photos: Sam Hawkins)

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Diving into a Medical Gap Year in Fiji

Diving into a Medical Gap Year in Fiji

Yasmin Jauhari / decided to head off diving in Fiji with Greenforce before starting her surgical training. There, she found hospitality, butterflyfish and great adventure.

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