Mountain Medicine

The Health Benefits of Alpine and Nordic Snow Skiing

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Snow skiing is a pastime seen by many participants as purely a holiday activity. However, for those living in alpine countries or regions that are snow covered for a significant part of the winter, Alpine or downhill skiing and Nordic or cross-country skiing offer two of the somewhat limited choices for outdoor physical recreational activity. […]

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Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest: How do we manage this?

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As many a sage has been quoted: “question everything”. Those accepted gold standards of pre-hospital emergency management are one by one being dealt the critical randomized control trials (RCT) blow. Oxygen, cervical collars, advanced airways, fluid replacement, adrenaline…..nothing is sacred or safe. There has been a buzz of activity recently in the study of Out of […]

Jungle Medicine

A Passion and Medical Purpose

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Usually, at Intrepid Medical Conferences our articles relate to the many and varied aspects of snow, the medical issues and the winter environment. That is because our focus has been on our upcoming conference Medicine in the Mountains 2019 in Silverstar. However, the people at Intrepid Medical Conferences are interested in all aspects of medicine that […]

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How to Stay Safe Skiing and Snowboarding

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In our blog articles and at our winter conference, Medicine in the Mountains, we have discussed various preventative strategies for snow sports injuries and the evidence behind these. The Northern Winter is fast approaching, with the location of Intrepid Medical’s next medical conference, SilverStar Mountain Resort set to open in 2 months’ time for the […]

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New Gondola for our Medical Conference: History of the ski lift

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Silverstar Mountain Resort in central British Columbia is the location of our upcoming medical conference in the snow: Medicine in the Mountains 2019.  Just for us, the 2018/19 ski season will see a new gondola to whisk skiers from the picturesque Silverstar village to the mountain summit. The Doppelmayr lift is already in operation for […]