Expedition Doctors

At Earth’s Edge, we are always looking for adventurous and experienced doctors to help us provide a life-changing and safe expeditions around the world.

Our expeditions range from climbing some of the largest mountains on the planet, to easy treks with only four to five hours of walking per day. Expedition durations typically range from 10 to 25 days. GPs and doctors with A&E or pre-hospital experience are preferable. We cover your expedition flights and most other expenses.

Expedition Doctor Requirements

  • MBChB/MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full Medical Council Number with no restrictions on your practice or equivalent registration
  • Current ATLS or Pre Hospital Trauma qualification
  • Provide medical advice, dispense medication and services as required to all expedition members
  • An enthusiasm for adventure travel, wilderness medicine and the outdoors
  • A good level of fitness – you need to be fit enough to be able to assist others
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Understanding Earth’s Edge’s sustainability and leave no trace ethos
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and above all good fun!

What’s included

  • Your own individual room / tent where possible
  • Fully equipped med kit (med kit list available)
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Access to a SAT phone / wifi to contact our Medical Director, Dr Mark Willis, or a personal mentor, if needed
  • We tip the local staff on your behalf (this is a very important aspect for us, as we are supporting each expedition location by ensuring we are creating sustainable local jobs)
  • On Kilimanjaro – option to go on a one day safari
  • On Machu Picchu – option to go to Rainbow Mountain 
  • Experienced International expedition leader
  • Local guides, porters and support staff 
  • Return international flights from Dublin, where the expedition starts
  • All accommodation
  • Training Weekend two months before the expedition, usually in Co Wicklow, Ireland – while it is not a requirement that you attend, it is a good opportunity to chat informally with the team as you hike together and it includes a full trip presentation by the expedition leader
  • All meals and drinking water (except for in towns and cities where accommodation is generally on a B&B basis – see relevant client package) 
  • A celebratory dinner at the end of the expedition (excluding drinks)
  • All transport throughout the expedition
  • National Park fees & local VAT
  • All group gear, consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc
  • Use of state of the art tents and thermarests

What’s not included:

  • Your medical indemnity cover – please verify that your indemnity provider will cover you 
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Transport to and from Dublin, where the expedition begins
  • Lunch and dinner in towns and cities where accommodation is typically based on B&B
  • Medical vaccinations
  • Tourist visas (eg visa for Tanzania is $50)
  • Personal equipment (we provide a recommended equipment list)
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, excess baggage charges and any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as: bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • For Elbrus, a contribution is required towards the cost of the expedition
  • For Aconcagua, a contribution is required towards the cost of the expedition, plus the full cost of the national park fee/permit

To apply, please complete the following form. You will also need to upload your CV and cover letter, which should include your previous experience and reasons why you want to work with us.

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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