BMMS UCLan Mountain Medicine Winter Webinar Series



Posted by Jeremy Windsor on Nov 16, 2020

In collaboration with the British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) we are delighted to announce the dates and speakers for our forthcoming Mountain Medicine Winter Webinar Series!

Each webinar will last for one hour and feature a talk from a fascinating guest speaker as well as plenty of time for questions and comments! 

The Mountain Medicine Winter Webinar Series is generously supported by the Alpkit Foundation. 
Places are FREE but must be reserved in advance. A certificate of attendance will be provided to those who complete the feedback questionnaire.


(Mis)Adventures In The Land Of Bushwhacking!

2000 GMT - 16th December 2020

Professor Andy Luks

Andy is a respiratory physician based in Seattle and one of the world's leading experts in high altitude medicine. As a writer and editor for the journal High Altitude Medicine and Biology, his work has had an enormous influence on those who practise medicine in the mountains. Recently, his encyclopaedic knowledge made him the natural choice to edit the 6th edition of High Altitude Medicine and Physiology. Join Andy to hear how he's combined mountain adventures in the Pacific North West with work on this most definitive of textbooks!  

Find out more about Andy in "On Belay With...".

**"(Mis)Adventures In The Land Of Bushwhacking" can now be viewed here**


The Power Of Negativity

2000 GMT - Thursday 14th January 2021

Kev Shields

Kev is a Scottish based climber sponsored by Rab. He is well known for decades of cutting edge soloing all done with the limited use of one hand. In his talk, Kev will explore the physical and psychological impact climbing has had upon his life and what it can offer those who take up the sport.

Reserve your place here.


An extraordinary film about Kev's life - "We  Need To Talk About Kev" - can be seen here


**"The Power Of Negativity” can now be viewed here**


A Climate Conscious Mountaineering Medic - My Personal Viewpoint

2000 GMT - Thursday 11th February 2021

Dr Jon Morgan

Jon is an Associate Specialist in Anaesthetics at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. A fully qualified UIAGM guide, Jon is also an incredibly accomplished mountain "all rounder" - equally at home in rock shoes, trainers and ski boots! His achievements are wide ranging and have recently included an unsupported winter run of the Bob Graham Round and the 7-day Chamonix - Zermatt ski tour in just over 30 hours!

For many years Jon has highlighted the planet's climate emergency and has gone to great lengths to minimise his own impact upon the environment. Hear about how he's done this and the difference you can make in what promises to be a fascinating talk.

Find out more about Jon in “On Belay With...”.

Reserve your place here.


**"A Climate Conscious Mountaineering Medic ..." can now be viewed here**


High Altitude Medicine In Nepal - From Dream To Reality...

2000 GMT - Thursday 11th March 2021 

Dr Nick Mason

Nick is a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Critical Care at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. For almost 20 years, he and a team of enthusiastic volunteers have ran 2 medical posts - Machermo and Gokyo - in Nepal's Sagarmartha National Park. The posts were highly successful, saving many hundreds of lives and educating thousands, however in October 2019 they were forced to close. Join Nick to hear him talk about the work of the clinics and what happens when commerce, politics and medicine mix.

Reserve your place here.

** High Altitude Medicine in Nepal... can now be viewed here **

Nick is also a highly accomplished photographer. His latest photo essay, "Inside A Welsh ICU During The Coronovirus Pandemic" was recently published in The Guardian


The BMMS UCLan Mountain Medicine Webinar Series is generously supported by Alpkit.

If you would like to find out more about mountain medicine why not join the British Mountain Medicine Society? See this link for details.


3 thoughts on “BMMS UCLan Mountain Medicine Winter Webinar Series

Jeremy Windsor commented 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Yes, we are hoping to have all 4 talks available to view online at a later date. Keep an eye on the blog for details!
Chris commented 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Will it be possible to access these after the event? I can't watch at 8:00pm tonight :(
Philip graves commented 5 months ago
Shocked to hear the centre has been forced to close in Machermo. We visited it in 2017 and were very impressed and the support given to porters will be hard to replace. They are given a rough time from some of their wealthier customers. Sounds like a corrupt system, and we, for one, wont be returning to Nepal.

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