A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
Classic stretcher technique
Improvised rucksack stretcher technique

Want to know more?

This is one of the organisations Lucy mentions: British Exploring

And this is the Global Health MSc

The Wilderness Society Guidelines are available here.

This is the link to the Wilderness Medical Society.

Consensus statement from the UIAA on People with Pre-Existing Conditions Going to the Mountains, and their website for more useful resources.

Li Y, Zhang Y, Zhang Y. Research advances in pathogenesis and prophylactic measures of acute high altitude illness. Respiratory Medicine. 2018; 145: 145-152.

The Faculty of Prehospital Care have also published guidance on the Medical Provision for Wilderness Medicine. Thanks to Dave Hillebrandt for sharing this with us.

2 thoughts on “Altitude

  1. A most enjoyable episode on a subject many won’t ever come across. I have previously submitted Kilimanjaro as a client and supported two further treks as a medic. Incredible experiences, very tiring but equally rewarding.
    Is it possible to have a look at the WMS Guidelines link please as it’s not working for me. I’m interested in the guideline for routine administration of Diamox. I’m part of a currently postponed trip to Kang Yatse and would appreciate the info.


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