Category: News & Features

Charley Boorman’s Expedition Doctor

Charley Boorman’s Expedition Doctor

Adventure Medic Editor Hannah catches up with Steve Brennan, general surgeon and expedition doctor for Charley Boorman on his 10,000 mile lap of Africa. They talk Mongol Rallies, well-stocked Defenders, medicine on the road and winegums

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AMECA

AMECA

Rowena Clark / Chats to Ruthie Markus, founder of Alex’s Medical Clinic in Africa about setting up a sustainable healthcare initiative in Malawi, as well as opportunities for elective students

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Yannick de Jager Interview

Yannick de Jager Interview

Adventure Medic chats to Yannick de Jager, Dutch professional surfer and ambassador for the European Association of Surfing Doctors about his life, surfing and a little bit of medicine

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Risk Management for Adventure

Risk Management for Adventure

Being asked to do a risk assessment can be daunting, however it is an essential part of planning an adventure. Expedition leader Dom Hall gives us some advice. (Photo: Matt Wilkes)

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Introduction to Altitude Illness

Introduction to Altitude Illness

Kitty Duncan / An introduction to the key topic of altitude illness, including pathophysiology, HACE, HAPE, prevention and treatment.

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Event Medicine: Mud, Sweat and Tears

Event Medicine: Mud, Sweat and Tears

Hannah Evans / Event medicine is great fun and a useful opportunity to keep your expedition medicine skills up when you have limited annual leave. Here’s our guide to getting involved.

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Rescue for River Runners

Rescue for River Runners

An excellent series of videos from NRS and R3, featuring whitewater safety expert and Wilderness Emergency Medicine Technician Jim Coffey on all aspects of swiftwater rescue.

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Babu Sunuwar Interview

Babu Sunuwar Interview

Sano Babu Sunawar / Adventure Medic catches up with the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. We discuss Everest, which was the first mountain he ever climbed, his incredible paragliding and kayaking feats and his motivation. Babu also offers a little advice for expedition doctors. (Photo: Matt Wilkes)

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International Porter Protection Group

International Porter Protection Group

Matt Wilkes / We highlight the work of the International Porter Protection Group, including their Recommendations for Ethical Trekking, the Gokyo and Machermo Rescue Posts, weight limits and how you can get involved. (Photo: Pete Greig)

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Space Medicine Q&A

Space Medicine Q&A

Alyson Calder / Adventure Medic interviews the organiser of the UK Space Medicine Conference about her lifelong interest, her elective at Kennedy Space Centre, the UK Space Medicine Association and chest compressions on the moon.

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