A group of us in our early thirties were badly overworked in the medical mayhem of junior doctor imprisonment and needed to escape. The society was formed in the doctors’ mess of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, in the autumn of 1976.

During that spring and summer evening meetings were held in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham to assemble the team, design research projects, make contact with a trekking company and airline, and get ideas for raising money.

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Medical expeditions and indeed all expeditions pollute the environment: carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, plastic waste, bodily excretions, etc. Of course, there are also benefits such as local employment, increased economic …

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Book Release – ‘Gasping Thin Air’ by Jo Bradwell

An account of 15 major expeditions to the great mountains of the world, numerous alpine adventures and big walks. 450pp, 300 colour photographs, 100 line drawings and 16 detailed colour maps. …

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Expeditions

Chimborazo, Ecuador – 1979

Chimborazo, Ecuador – 1979 Our aim was the recently opened Refugio Edward Whymper (5000m) with access to the summit of Chimborazo (6310m) …

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Ladakh, India – 2005

Ladakh, India – 2005 A most successful and enjoyable expedition to Ladakh was undertaken by 17 members. Research was based at 3450m in …

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Paso del Aqua Negra, Chile – 1997

Paso del Aqua Negra, Chile – 1997 Chile is a beautiful country, and for altitude research has the added advantages of good, rapid …

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