This website is operated to help prevent mortality and morbidity in
high altitude trekkers and climbers by providing a centralized source
of current information on high altitude illness prevention, recognition,
and treatment. There is also information here on other medical concerns
of travellers to remote parts of the world.
It began in 1995 when I designed the website for the Himalayan Rescue
Association. Their organization's website
is now on a server
in Kathmandu. We have similar interests, but I have no input into their
current site, and the High Altitude Medicine Guide in no way represents
Although I have worked several seasons in the Himalayan Rescue Association
clinic in Pheriche, and continue to work on projects with them, I am
not the person to contact if you are interested in volunteering in one
of their clinics. Instead, you should contact
, the HRA Medical
if you live in North
America. Please note: the HRA officially only appoints medical doctors
and their spouse or travelling partner. They do not appoint nurses,
paramedics, EMTs, or medical students.
This web domain is run on the GorgeNet
server in Hood River, Oregon (USA), in the heart of the
magnificent Columbia River Gorge.
To-date this website has been operated entirely from personal funds.
In the event that visitors order books through the amazon.com
links, I will receive a small commission on those sales, which will
be used to help finance the cost of running this website. So, order
lots of books, OK?
If you're dying of curiosity about who I am, look
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