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wilderness medicine in the alps

Our Mission

The mission of Wilderness Medicine in the Alps is to teach medicine as it applies to the wilderness. Through a collaboration of educators from Europe and the United States, we have been teaching in Chamonix-Mt. Blanc since 2013.  

I accompanied you this summer on the wilderness medicine trip and am just emailing you to send my sincerest thanks. It was an honor to be able to attend and I just wanted to let you know how much an amazing opportunity like this meant to me. This was such a brilliant team of people and being able to learn and spend time with a group like that is something I will always cherish. This once in a lifetime opportunity.
— Hannah Staller, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

What We've Achieved

  • Brought hundreds of students from all over the world together for cultural exchange of medical ideas.

  • Developed protocols for evaluating and treating people in the back country

  • Performed studies to determine what are common injuries and diseases found in the Alps.

  • Determined what animals and insects are found in the Alps that pose a threat to the wilderness traveler..