Sustainable Adventure in a Warming World: join the webinar

Posted by Catherine Flitcroft on 03/11/2021
The retreating Mer de Glace in the French Alps. Photo: Shutterstock

To coincide with COP 26, the British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) and the BMC are hosting a free webinar on the 11th November 2021. All are welcome to attend.

Lined up to talk are four fantastic speakers with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the outdoors and who’ve played key roles in highlighting the climate emergency that we now face.

The free webinar, organised by the British Mountain Medicine Society will last for approximately one hour and there will be plenty of time at the end for questions and comments.

7pm, Thursday 11th November

Click to register and join the webinar

About the speakers

Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London (UCL). He was Director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1998 to 2007. A member of the Advisory Board of the UK government's Clean Growth Fund, Patron of the Surrey Climate Commission, a member of the Science Advisory Board of Scientists' Warning, and a member of the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. In 2008 he was awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal for having made 'a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity'.

Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL, where he directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. He has worked in the field of climate change and health for 20 years. He co-chaired the 2013 Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health; and co-chairs the (27 country, 35 institution) Lancet Countdown on this subject. He has been an active hillwalker all his life, and has climbed extensively in the UK and Alps, as well as the Andes (Aconcagua) and Himalaya (Pumori, Cho Oyu). He was scientific lead for the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition.

Catherine Campbell is a junior doctor and member of the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES). In 2019 she joined BMRES colleagues on a medical research expedition to Sikkim. Whilst there, she studied the environmental impact of the expedition and the steps taken to reduce it's carbon footprint. From this experience she has developed guidelines for reducing the environmental impact of expeditions that are currently being adopted by the BMMS.

David Pencheon OBE is a Public Health Doctor and was the founder Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England, established in 2007. He left the SDU in January 2018 and is now an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter's Medical and Health School. A keen walker, his current area of research is how we create the conditions most likely to promote environmental, social and economic sustainability for life promoting planetary systems. In 2020 he was awarded the BMJ "Outstanding Contribution To Health" Award.


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