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25/02/2015

Top 10 Medical Essentials for Hiking Holidays

As a Pharmacist working in travel health I think I can safely say that packing a comprehensive medical kit is not high on anyone’s list of fun things to do pre adventure of a lifetime. It is a tedious, often overlooked but crucially ESSENTIAL part of the packing process for those about to embark on a hiking holiday in any climate. I have drawn on both my personal experience as a backpacker and my professional experience working in travel health when compiling this list.  My aim is to provide you... Read More

23/12/2014

What is Altitude Sickness?

Thinking of heading off to visit the Ancient Inca ruins at Macchu Picchu high in the Andes in the Cusco region of Peru? Altitude or ‘Mountain’ sickness is something you may want to think about before you travel. Altitude sickness can occur at any height above 2,500m and usually occurs when a person climbs to a high altitude too quickly. Macchu Pichu is set at around 2,430m above sea level. This means your likelihood of developing mountain sickness here is actually low. However, many travellers end up flying to or... Read More