Humans At High Altitude is an online platform designed to help you learn about human health, safety and performance in high altitude environments. 

Gain confidence through knowledge to make your high altitude adventures safer and more enjoyable.

  • Course 2: Women's Health At High Altitude - I am currently working on this and aim to launch it in early 2024.

The courses provide up to date, evidence based information you can trust in a bitesize, structured format where everything you need is all in one place. Although it's packed with science, the course is written for a general audience so you don't need any prior altitude or medical knowledge.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're completely new to high altitude or you're a professional already working at high altitude in need of a knowledge refresher or CPD, this course is for you. Gain confidence and learn how to perform well and stay healthy in these demanding environments:

  • Trekkers, Climbers, Mountaineers, Skiers, Cyclists etc ...
  • Expedition Leaders & Guides
  • Mountain & Expedition Medics
  • Researchers & Scientists
  • Everyone who is interested!

    CPD Credits

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML): 1 Core CPD point. A certificate of completion can be attached to the CPD record entry on the Mountain Training Candidate Management System (CMS).

Why have I created this resource?

I have been learning about the effects of high altitude on the human body since my Dad first introduced me to Alpine mountaineering 15 years ago. Back then I wanted to learn more about this subject to prepare me for higher mountains but I couldn't find a trusted, evidence based resource that was accessible to non-medical people (as I was then). Having gained experience as a mountaineer, an expedition doctor and a high altitude researcher I decided to create the resource I felt was missing - the Humans At High Altitude Platform.

Deaths and serious illness from high altitude illness are preventable and I want to share knowledge about this with anyone who is keen to learn. My aim is to make this information more accessible to a wider audience (not just for other medics!) so that more people can safely and confidently enjoy adventures in high altitude environments.