Time in reconnaissance is seldom wasted …
If you’re leading a trip to a wilderness or remote location you can not expect your insurance company to have all the answers to these questions. As a part of your risk assessment you need to anticipate what sort of situations you might face, how you will evacuate your expedition members, and finally where to. As ever time in recce is seldom wasted: it’s all about preparation.
Joe is an Emergency Medicine doctor and former Special Forces soldier with an interest in pre-hospital, remote and expedition medicine.
He holds a Master’s degree in Austere and Military Trauma Science, Diploma in Immediate Care, is a faculty member for the Diploma in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Exeter where he is a module lead for the MSc in Extreme Medicine. He co-authored the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh guidelines for medical provision for wilderness medicine and is currently medical director for Survivor USA, the world’s largest reality television show.
From September 2018 Joe will be joining us working on our expedition first aid courses.