Expedition Medicine and Leadership Summer Course

Learn expedition medicine in the French Alps 

June 9th -14th 2024 (book before April 1st and receive £100 earlybird discount)

Join Endeavour’s expert faculty in the stunning French Alps of Morzine for a practical and immersive approach to working in remote environments.

This leadership and expedition medicine summer course takes a holistic approach to expedition medicine through being entirely scenario and workshop based. You will work through real life scenarios examining how medical care integrates with human factors and leadership when coordinating care.

checking emergency equipment in a expedition medicine training


  • One day lecture based (online learning)
  • Four days practical in Morzine
The pre course lectures give you the necessary background knowledge you need to approach the practical aspects of working in remote environments. The lectures are accessed on line and available two weeks prior to the course and for the duration of the course. The 4 day practical course will encompass scenarios, workshops and discussions to deliver an immersive experience of Leadership and Expedition Medicine.

Lectures include: 

  • Preparing for Expedition
  • Medico legal aspects of expedition medicine
  • Public health – keeping everyone safe
  • Medical Kits
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Environmental lectures
    – Altitude
    – Cold
    – Heat
    – Tropical Medicine
    – Dive
  • Analgesia in remote locations
  • Mental health considerations
  • Expedition Nutrition
  • Global health and sustainability on expedition
  • Expeditions post Covid
4 people learning mountain medicine in the French Alps

Practical Course – 4 Days

In this fresh approach to expedition medicine we will utilise the course time to immerse you in the situational and human factors that impact on your decision making around physical and mental health on expedition.

Our summer course is delivered through practical workshops, scenarios, discussions and debate.

Practical workshops will take place on the mountain and include: trauma, packaging casualties, fractures, dislocations and splinting, radio work, rope skills and basic navigation.

You will experience one night in an Alpine refuge and aim to summit a peak.


Endeavor courses deliver high-quality teaching in expedition and remote medicine. Teaching is led by experienced professionals in the field. It is immersive, holistic and flexible to help all attendees meet their personal development goals.
All courses are directly aligned to the Professional Capabilities set out by the UK Foundation Training, and post graduate specialty training curricula. Specifically, all courses cover clinical assessment and prioritization, addresses complexity and uncertainty, communication skills, holistic planning, fitness for practice (wellbeing), ethical and legal principles, health promotion and illness prevention and leadership.
Endeavour course trainers are all familiar with principles of good supervision and training and can complete any work-based assessments undertaken during the course (including CEXs and CBDs). Reflective practice is also encouraged. Courses offer 30 hours (Expedition medicine and leadership) or 20 hours (Altitude medicine) of CPD.


Course cost £895 Early Bird Discount
£995 after April 1st

Course length:
6 days
Sunday June 9th – Arrival in Morzine by 3pm
Friday June 14th – Depart by 10am

4 days practical component

1 day virtual learning

1 travel day

Location:  The course is held in the centre of Morzine.

Travel: you must book your fights and transfers.

A list of transfer companies can be found HERE

Accommodation: You are required to book your own travel to Morzine

We all stay together in a beautiful French farmhouse in the centre of Morzine. This allows plenty of time for expedition and career discussions whilst cooking up a fondue.

The penultimate night will be spent in a high Alpine refuge.


Mountain medical team practicing in the Alps


skier is enjoying a view of the snowy mountains