What is expedition medicine and what it does involve ?

Expedition Medicine encompasses the physical and psychological care of expedition participants before, during and after a trip. This is often practised in remote environments where medical facilities are scarce, such as in mountains, jungles, deserts, or at sea. Through our courses, we endeavour to give you the necessary skillset to operate as a medic in these austere locations.

What can you expect from our expedition medicine courses ?

Our wilderness and expedition medicine courses will give you the confidence to approach medical situations in remote locations. Being an expedition medic is more than just knowledge of first aid, we will teach you key skills in leadership, communication, human factors, and pre-departure planning. Our scenario-based courses are delivered in the UK and worldwide by a team of highly experienced and dedicated faculty.

Who are the expedition medicine courses designed for ?

Our courses are open to all healthcare professionals interested in working as an expedition medic or in any wilderness environment. They comprise of one day pre-departure online learning, followed by face-to-face sessions whilst on location. We focus on leadership, team-working, and practical skills to build competence practicing expedition medicine outdoors.

Norway Polar Expedition Course

9 – 17 March 2024

£2995 (early bird)

This is not a course… it’s a polar expedition.
If you’ve done the expedition medicine courses, have a sense of adventure, and are ready to take the next step in your wilderness career then this is the trip for you.


12 – 20 October 2023
Mount Kenya National Park


‘Safari’ into the world of mountain medicine and One Health conservation. Over eight days, our international faculty will give you the essential skills required to act as an expedition medic in this region.

Global Health and Conservation

3 – 11 November 2023
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya


Experience first hand the importance of One Health. Examine how effective policies that take into account our interaction with the environment can have lasting impacts on healthcare globally.

Mountain medical team practicing in the Alps

Expedition Medicine and Leadership Winter Course

21st-26th January 2024
Morzine, France
1 day pre course online learning
4 day practical course

£1295 (early bird)


Join Endeavour’s expert faculty in the stunning French Alps for a practical and immersive approach to working as an expedition medic. You will work through real-life scenarios to examine how medical care integrates with human factors and leadership in remote locations.
skier is enjoying a view of the snowy mountains


3rd-9th March 2024
France to Switzerland ski-touring
6 places only

£1,895 Early bird price until 1st December


Explore the mountains whilst learning high-altitude medicine. This five-day expedition will combine ski-touring, staying in a remote mountain refuge and incredible off-piste skiing with practical wilderness and expedition medicine scenarios.