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

Chacaltaya, Bolivia – 2002

Chacaltaya, Bolivia – 2002 Bolivia is not the country to choose for baseline observations at sea level but arrival in La Paz gives …

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Rupina La, Nepal – 1984

Rupina La, Nepal – 1984 Happy Memories from Tim HarveyWe all set off from Kathmandu and then from near Gorka, proceeded over …

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Mt. Kenya, Kenya – 1982

Mt. Kenya, Kenya – 1982 There is something very special leaving UK in January and travelling to the equator. Twenty members thoroughly …

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