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MEDICAL

UIAA mountain medicine advice sheets

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10/02/2016

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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INTERNATIONAL

Fantastic reductions at Expedition Planning Seminar

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09/01/2015

Amazing offer. Prices slashed for Saturday's expedition planning seminar at Plas y Brenin. This could be just the opportunity you need to take a trip to beautiful North Wales, going to the fantastic value seminar on the Saturday and then perhaps getting out on the hill, walking or climbing on Sunday.
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MEDICAL

Survey seeks info on medication use among Everest climbers

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12/12/2014

Have you climbed or attempted Mount Everest? If so, you could help a team of mountaineering doctors to discover the extent of the use of medications to prevent altitude illness and improve performance.
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MEDICAL

Mountain Medicine - the future

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01/07/2014

BMC Honorary Medical Advisor Dr David Hillebrandt reports on the largest gathering of mountain medicine experts in the world, held in Bolzano, Italy in late May.
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MEDICAL

Survey seeks info on pregnancy, exercise and high altitude exposure

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01/08/2013

Very little is known about the safety of travel and exercise at high altitude during pregnancy. If you are a physically active woman who has completed a pregnancy, you could help a research project to provide valuable advice to doctors and patients.
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MEDICAL

Children at altitude

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19/07/2013

As more young people travel to altitude for recreational, economic and environmental reasons, understanding the development, incidence and management of altitude-related conditions becomes increasingly important.
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INTERNATIONAL

BMC Expedition planning seminar 2013 report

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14/01/2013

The BMC ran a brilliant and highly successful day-long seminar on trip and expedition planning at Plas y Brenin on 12 January 2013. The seminar was for those wanting to know more about the practicalities of planning and taking part in trips and expeditions to the Greater Ranges.
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MEDICAL

Mountain-specific altitude advice sheets

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25/02/2011

Dr Jeremy Windsor and Dr George Rodway have written four information sheets for popular high altitude mountains. They are for Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mera Peak and Denali.
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MEDICAL

International Society of Mountain Medicine meet in Peru

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11/08/2010

Dr David Hillebrandt, UIAA Medcom Vice President and Medical Advisor to the BMC, reports from the international conference in Peru.
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MEDICAL

Blood on holds: health risk to climbers?

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06/08/2010

Is there are risk of blood-borne infections being transmitted to climbers? The UIAA Medical Commission attempts to answer this vital question in its latest advice paper.
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