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Wilderness Medicine

…for those interested in the practice of first aid and medicine out in the wilderness where hospital care is more than an hour away and sometimes days to weeks away.
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LUUWMS - who & what we are

When it all goes wrong, you’re hours away from hospital, in unforgiving conditions, on a misty mountain top, what are you going to do? Our society is all about expedition medicine and learning to keep that person alive before the paramedics arrive or you can get that person to hospital. Whether it’s a career in wilderness medicine you’re interested in or just enjoy roaming the great outdoors whilst learning first aid and basic life support, we’re the society for you.


We do affordable weekend scenario trips to areas such as the Lake District and Snowdonia where we hike and get involved with mountain rescue as well as friendly day walks. We will also get experienced expedition doctors in from Yorkshire to do talks on their experiences and how to integrate it into your own careers.

We provide the opportunity to go to wilderness weekends where you meet with other student from other universities and receive talks from experts.


We have many socials throughout the year where we welcome both old and new members and have recently introduced a week long summer trip where we do other activities such as climbing, cycling etc.

We will be having a well anticipated Otley Run in the autumn to welcome all our new members and several pub nights where we can all catch up over a few drinks. 

Wilderness Medicine is a very friendly bunch who love a nice scenic walk, a bit of excitement, and a bevvy or two in the pub. Join us at Leeds University Union Wilderness Medicine Society (LUUWMS)!  

Join for only £6

Join us on Facebook here:  Leeds Wilderness Medicine

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Come find us at the Fresher’s Fair for more details and to sign up, we look forward to seeing you!

Use the JOIN button at the top of this page to become a member of the the Wilderness! At £6 a year you can not go wrong! Or £20 for lifetime membership.

Leeds Wilderness Medicine Society membership does not include any personal accident insurance cover.

If you wish to take out some personal insurance the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is a possibility, visit their website for more information.

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Facebook: Leeds Wilderness Medicine 

Twitter: @LUUWMS



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This Semester: 9th October - GIAG to Settle - It was a huge success. 14th October - National Wilderness Medicine Conference - We took a bus load of people who had a ball. 21st October - Weekend away to Snowdonia - We showed the Welsh how we do things and conquered their biggest mountain. It was epic. STILL TO COME: 19th November - Otley Run 27th November - Day Hike to Malham 2nd December - Christmas Dinner All details can be found on our facebook page below so what are you doing? Get on our facebook!



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