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MEDICAL

Accident, not emergency: Gilly's story

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23/01/2023

You can go into the mountains a thousand times without incident, but no one expects an accident. Climber, walker, open-water swimmer, and director of the Women’s Trad Fest, Gilly McArthur, recalls one moment when the unexpected happened and how a drama didn’t end in a crisis.
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BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine Weekend 2022 Report

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01/07/2022

For several years Hathersage has, for one weekend in June, been the venue for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) joint course for lay mountaineers on all aspects of Mountaineering Medicine. Then Covid hit and for two years it was inevitably suspended. International travel was curtailed, expedition climbing drastically reduced and many of those with expertise were in the front line of caring for patients. Late in 2021 we dared to approach the BMC suggesting resuscitating the weekend and the concept grew.
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BMC/BMMS Hill Walking and Mental Health Day 2022

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19/04/2022

In mountain medicine we spend a lot of time talking about the many injuries and illnesses that take place in the hills. Sometimes this happens so much that we lose sight of the good they can do too! So here's an idea...
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MEDICAL

Obituary: Jim Milledge

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21/03/2022

Jim Milledge, often referred to as 'the father of mountain medicine' passed away on 9 February this year, aged 91. The BMC's honorary medical advisor, David Hillebrandt, looks back over his career and contribution to the mountain world.
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Campus boards: guidance on use

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12/01/2021

Campus boards are great for strength training but can seriously damage your fingers if used inappropriately.
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MEDICAL

UIAA mountain medicine advice sheets

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16/09/2020

The UIAA (the international body for mountaineering) has produced a definitive series of mountain medicine advice sheets. Read them all here.
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MEDICAL

Climbing shoes: is pain insane?

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06/02/2020

Audry Morrison (BSc, UIAA Medcom) takes a look at the culture of tight climbing shoes. Just how tight is too tight - and are we creating problems for the future?
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Hathersage Mountain Medicine Week 2018

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16/06/2018

June 2018 saw 40 doctors, nurses and paramedics converge on Hathersage in the Peak District, for five days of teaching and sharing of cutting edge knowledge about the practice of mountain medicine in the UK and abroad. For a second year Dr Raj Chatha attempted to organise this disparate group, ably helped by Denzil Broadhurst.
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MEDICAL

BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend 2018

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20/03/2018

Hathersage is set to host five days of mountain medicine workshops this June, with the return of the BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend kicking things off.
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MEDICAL

Get ready to tackle ticks

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22/05/2016

With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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