Many of us in the Endeavour Medical team share equal passion for Expedition Medicine and One Health. We have a 20 year background of supporting health and education projects in LMICs and would like to share this experience with you.

Safari into the world of mountain medicine and one health conservation

‘Safari’ is the Swahili word for ‘journey’, and with an ascent of Africa’s second highest peak, this unique course offers just that. Over eight days, our international faculty will combine training in mountain medicine with One Health concepts, giving you the essential skills required to act as an expedition medic in this region.

This is the only expedition and mountain medicine course to operate in the World Heritage Site of Mount Kenya National Park. At just over 5,000m, Mt Kenya might be the second highest peak in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro, but that doesn’t mean its second best. This pristine wilderness offers more, with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, heathland, mineral springs, and rare animal species, all whilst off the beaten track.

Following our summit of Mt Kenya, we will descend into a world leading conservancy. You will consider the interaction of planet, human and animal health, understand human wildlife conflict and discover the latest advances in anti-poaching technology.

This mountain medicine course aligns to core curriculum competencies including: leadership and management, professional development, and global and public health. For more information see here. You can also gain 20 credits to APEL to the Masters in Global Health at Plymouth University.

Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya closer look


Endeavour courses deliver high-quality teaching in remote and expedition 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 of CPD.

Mountain Medicine Course and LOGISTICS

Dates: 12 – 20 October 2023
Cost: £2995
Includes: Mount Kenya summit, equipment, meals, accommodation, tuition
Excludes: Flights, visas, travel insurance, personal equipment

Expedition Outline:

Fly from London

Meet in Nairobi
Transfer to base of Mount kenya
Mount Kenya National park
Days will be spent climbing and acclimatising in preparation for summit day
Workshops and skills in expedition and mountain medicine will be delivered during the days and early evening.
Topics include include:
Expedition planning
Human factors and leadership
Ethics and legal considerations
Planning your career pathway in Expedition, Global or Mountain Medicine
Trauma, primary survey
Altitude medicine
Environmental illness: Tropical medicine; mountain sickness; hypothermia; snake bites; scorpion stings
Basic rope skills
Water purification
Navigation skills

Descend to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and relax after your achievement over an African sunset

Visit a remote medical clinic, understand health needs and challenges of the local population, and the functioning of different health systems.

Witness global health in practice; how the MDGs and SDGs have played an integral part to the development of health services in LMICs.

Talk to health professionals working in remote and resource poor environments and what they have learnt through their roles as health leaders.

Meet the rangers to hear about human wildlife conflict, animal health and the latest in anti poaching technology

We will explore the concept of One Health, what this means in practice and how we as health professionals can engage in One health.

Return to Nairobi