An Earth’s Edge expedition doctor accompanies each expedition to provide industry-leading medical support. Should you fall ill or have an injury they will be there to immediate medical support. Read more about what sets us apart from other expedition companies here.
Francis is based in southwest England and works in anaesthetics and emergency medicine. He has worked in Nepal, including hospitals in Pokhara, trekking Annapurna and Everest Base Camp, and summiting Island Peak. He teaches expedition medicine courses and is pursuing a tropical medicine diploma. Island Peak stands out as his favourite adventure, offering dramatic Himalayan scenery, a challenging climb, and immersion in remote Nepalese villages with exceptional food!
Mari is a GP based in Ireland. She has worked as an expedition medic on a multi-day desert ultramarathon in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. Kilimanjaro is top of the list as Mari's favourite expedition she's worked on so far!
Dr. Domhnall O'Connor
Domhnall has trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro, explored Machu Picchu and journeyed across the Himalayas on our Everest Base Camp and Island Peak expedition.
Domhnall believes expedition medicine is about using medical knowledge to elevate clients to new heights and reach their goals!
He hopes to take on Elbrus and Aconcagua next.
Dr. Flora Burns
Flora has travelled with us to both Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp, but Kilimanjaro remains her favourite expedition.
'The Tanzanian team were phenomenal- boosting us all up to the summit with singing, dancing and laughter the whole way.'
Flora would love to work on an expedition to Aconcagua or K2 Base Camp in the future!
Dr. Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin
Dr. Domhnall Heron
Domhnall has travelled with us on many of our expeditions including Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Elbrus and Annapurna Base Camp.
Trekking on the ice-covered slopes of Mt. Elbrus has been his favourite expedition so far and he hopes to take on K2 Base Camp next.
Dr. Peter Hodgins
Peter has worked as an expedition doctor on Kilimanjaro, and our Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Expedition. His favourite trip is Kilimanjaro for the mix of terrain and the African culture.
Peter has his eyes set on our K2 Base Camp expedition next!
Dr. Jeffrey Mulcaire
Jeffrey started working with us in 2018 and to date has travelled with us to Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp twice. The Kenya Tri-Adventure, Aconcagua and Island Peak are on his bucket list!
Jeffrey's favourite trip so far is Everest Base Camp; 'The Nepalese team are incredible, the food is great, and the scenic route to Everest Base Camp is unmatched!'
Dr. Mark Willis
Based in the rural Peak District, GP Willis is Earth's Edge's Medical Director. He has a passion for Mountain Medicine and has been involved in a number of high-altitude expeditions with both Earth’s Edge and the British Army. When not on far-flung adventures Mark can be found writing content for the MSc in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine with the University of South Wales.
Dr. Barry Kelleher
After spending a number of years in the North West Barry has relocated to North Dublin where is currently working as a GP. On his days off he can be found out hiking, surfing or doing some overtime in order to finance his next holiday. Barry has worked with Earth’s Edge for the past number of years and has been lucky enough to work on expeditions to Kilimanjaro, Peru, Elbrus, Mera Peak and Aconcagua.
Dr. Edel McEntee
Edel, originally from County Meath, is currently working as a GP in Glasgow. She has worked as an expedition doctor with Earth’s Edge on trips to Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and Peru. She has a special interest in expedition and wilderness medicine and continues to train in this. She really enjoys the combination of travel, adventure and meeting new groups on the trips. In her spare time, she loves getting outdoors and exploring the Scottish hills.
Dr. Eddie Daly
Eddie works as a GP in Bray but his main passion is the outdoors and he can be found biking, hiking or running in Wicklow most weekends. He also loves adventure to faraway places, the wilder the better! He has undertaken post-graduate studies in wilderness and expedition medicine, travel medicine and has a special interest in infectious diseases. He is also a qualified Wilderness Physician.
Dr. Sarah Phelan
Practitioner based in Dublin with a great interest in travel and expedition medicine, topped with a wild sense of adventure! She has been an expedition doctor with Earths’ Edge on trips to Kilimanjaro, the Kenya Tri-Adventure and Stok Kangri. An outdoor enthusiast and triathlon nut; you’ll find her up the Wicklow Mountains most weekends either on foot or on her bike!
Dr Paula Greally
Paula is from Galway and moved to the South East of Ireland for her GP training. She is currently working as a GP in Carlow. When not working she loves exploring and hiking in West Waterford and Tipperary. She is a keen runner and yoga enthusiast.
Dr. Jonathan Clayton
Jonathan has worked with Earth’s Edge since 2017 and has worked as an expedition doctor on Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and Aconcagua. Jonathan works as a GP in Canada where he works a mix of hospital work, urgent care and family practice. He is certified as a Wilderness Physician by WEMSI.
Dr. Joe Keena
Joe has always been a keen adventurer and Earth's Edge has given him the perfect opportunity to marry medicine and travel. He has stood on the summit of Africa three times and traveled to such far-flung destinations as Stok Kangri in Northern India, Elbrus in Russia and Aconcagua in Argentina.
Dr. David Monks
David is a Senior Registrar in Emergency Medicine currently working in Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department and also with Aeromedical Critical Care Retrieval services for the Northern Territory. He has an interest in Pre-Hospital, Wilderness Medicine and Trauma, having worked in the Alfred Trauma Centre in Melbourne.