Kili ’20 experience
Benoît Massereel took part in the Kilimanjaro expedition course at the beginning of 2020, read all about his experience here!
Stijn Thoolen has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct research at Concordia, Antarctica from November 2019 up to and including the beginning of 2021. In the months leading up to, and during, this adventure, we will occasionally receive an update from Stijn about his findings on this small, isolated part of the world. Today the fourth piece, where he writes about his summer (and his summer vibes) in Concordia.
Courses postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
Courses postponed: Outdoor Medicine fully supports and sympathizes with all healthcare workers working at the front line of the current COVID-19 outbreak all over the world.
5000 nautical miles on an old wooden boat
Maran Fazzi went on an expedition. From Tunisia to the Americas on a 20-meter-long replica of a 600 b.C. wooden Phoenician sailing vessel. The goal of the journey was to prove that the Phoenicians could have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, 2000 years before Columbus did. Found out whether it succeeded!
Sweat Science inspired by Medicine in Extremes 2020
Alex Hutchinson (Sweat Science) was one of the key speakers at our congress Medicine in Extremes: Sport edition. As an author was inspired by the talks of our other speakers, Christoph Siebenmann, Jessie Gehner and Erika Schagatay to write a articles in the Outside Magazine.
Journey to the end of the world
Stijn Thoolen has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct research at Concordia, Antarctica from November 2019 up to and including the beginning of 2021. In the months leading up to, and during, this adventure, we will occasionally receive an update from Stijn about his findings on this small, isolated part of the world. Today the third piece, where he tells us about life at his new home: Concordia.
A brief review regarding lightning injuries!
Four Days Marches Nijmegen: walking in the heat
This year the 102nd Four Days Marches take place from 17 to 20 July in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.1 With 48.000 people participating, this is the largest multiple-day walking event in the world and participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers each day, depending on age and gender. The start is at 4:00 AM and everyone […]
In 2015, drowning accounted for at least 360.000 deaths worldwide. It is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Most of the incidents occur in low or middle-income countries. With the summertime being present, people tend to swim more often and submersion or drowning happens more often in […]
Nonvenomous chicken snake (Spilotus pullatus) – For the Dutch version of this article, switch to Dutch mode in the right upper corner of this website – Snakebite The odds are small, but potentially lethal: a snakebite. Worldwide approximately 20.000 deaths occur per year due to venomous snakes. Recently I met Luis, a biologist in Mexico […]