Medex was formed in 1992 in order to support the charitable works of Medical Expeditions. Today Medex co-ordinates research expeditions and social events for a growing membership. Find out more at

The Diploma of Mountain Medicine course is open to all qualified and registered doctors and to qualified, registered and suitably experienced paramedics and nurses.
Suitably experienced final year medical students can commence the course but have to be fully registered before the award of the diploma. Find out more here.

The Royal Geographic Society keeps a list of experienced and interested doctors for expedition work and some holders of the diploma indicate availability

The UK has had a frostbite advice service for about four years and it has helped in excess of thirty climbers, often with remote area advice followed up with a rapid consultation on return to the UK. For more details see here.

In a genuine, remote-area emergency, the BMC medical advisors may be available to give advice by phone, satellite phone, or email. Contact the BMC office.

When heading into the high mountains you may get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Find out more on our factsheet.

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