One of our expedition participants, Dr Stephan Thaele, produced this amazing video along the way by working a little on it each day on his phone as the expedition unfolded. What a great source of memories!
Oliver Page, one of our enthusiastic course participants made this short video of his experience on our WildMedix Canyoneering Medicine course in February this year. Check it out and give him some love!
Labour of love and quite a few years work: my mother Robynn and I have written a guide “by divers for divers” to the dive resorts of Mozambique. This was more of a challenge than anticipated, as the sociopolitical climate in Mozambique means that there is a continually shifting landscape when it comes to dive operators, and some significant regional differences. Although there are some very well established resorts and operators, many of the smaller, newer or more exclusive venues are unknown, and no-one could give an accurate estimate of the actual number.
The book has been thoroughly researched but is filled with actual impressions and practical reviews of the many resorts, and is worth acquiring simply for the hundreds of original photographs from a plethora of contributors.
Having spent many years enjoying the wilderness across 6 continents (hold on Oceania, I’m coming), including wintering over in Antarctica and years of service in mountain rescue, and then gaining the perspective afforded to me by having my own serious wilderness accident, I am very mindful of how we balance the risks and rewards of wilderness adventures. Greg Hill captures the essence of some very simple but powerful advice for staying safe in this brief video. Watch and reflect!
Transcribed here in my words:
Greg Hill’s 5 Rules for Staying Safe in the Wilderness
Be afraid – be aware of the risks, and cognitive of the risks.
Be prepared – get educated, find mentors, be guided, get good equipment, take the courses, develop your own mountain sense.
Have a great team – find good partners.
Have a plan – prepare for eventualities, have an escape route
Be vigilant – maintain situational awareness, reassess plans fluidly.
Actually, that sounds like a good set of 5 rules for prehospital emergency medicine, anaesthesia, or any other high-stakes game!
Presentation for the Red Cross Air Mercy Service (where I am a regular volunteer flight doctor) today. One of these days I will get around to narrating all these Prezi talks. My friend a colleague Jo Park-Ross from AMS and #badEM has made a video podcast of the talk – will post the link when it is up and running.