From Birmingham to Everest

Locations
B1 on Edgbaston Campus Map, Birmingham Medical School, Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre
Category
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 (19:30-21:00)
Contact

Contact Alex Wright on a.wright@bmres.org.uk for more information.

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A Birmingham GP’s successful climb celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first ascent.

An event organised by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES).

Speaker: Dr Adam Booth (MBChB, 2005), GP and Honorary member of department of Primary Care

Adam studied medicine at Birmingham Medical School from 2000 - 2005, and then trained as a GP in South Birmingham, staying close to his roots at Jiggins Lane Medical Centre, an active university teaching practice in Birmingham. 

Outside of work Adam’s main interest is rock climbing, which has taken him to some amazing places around the world. Adam has been climbing for nearly 15 years, having started with his school climbing club, The Rovers, in Shrewsbury. 

In his spare time he is involved in the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society (BMRES) – studying the effects of high altitude climbing on the human body. He also runs a special study module about this at the University of Birmingham for medical students interested in learning about the effects that high altitude can have on people. In 2010 Adam completed the UK Diploma in Mountain Medicine, and in 2011 he was elected onto the faculty to help run and teach the course. 

In May 2013 Adam climbed Mount Everest which he cites as ‘one of the most incredible experiences in my life so far, and the culmination of all my climbing experience and interest in high altitude physiology’.

Introduced by Professor Kate Thomas, Vice Dean MBChB, Student Development and Support and Associate Director of Education, Student Experience.

Admission is free with light refreshments in Wolfson Common Room afterwards. Registration is not essential and all are welcome to attend. 

Car parking is available at a pay and display car park on Pritchatts Road (at the junction with Vincent Drive)