DMS Medical Scientific Expeditions aim to climb at high altitude and to encourage the uptake of adventurous training within the United Kingdom Defence Medical Services, thus developing both physical and leadership qualities to enhance operational effectiveness.   These expeditions develop learning and research opportunities for DMS personnel.

In May/June 2012 we ran the fourth in a series of medical scientific expeditions led by members of the DMS.  This followed highly successful expeditions have taken place to Aconcagua, Island Peak and to Everest Base Camp.

The expedition climbed a variety of routes on mountains up to 6100m whilst collecting over 2000 blood samples, performing cardiac studies and physiological testing on the 50 participants.

The research and AT aims of the expeditions are separate and participation in any research objectives entirely voluntary.