Medical Clearance for Desert and Land Sports, Adventure, and Endurance Events

Peter E. Sedgwick, George C. Wortley, Justin M. Wright, Chad Alan Asplund, O. Roberts William, Saif Usman

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Endurance events are increasing in popularity in wilderness and remote settings, and participants face a unique set of potential risks for participation. The purpose of this article is to outline these risks and allow the practitioner to better guide the wilderness adventurer who is anticipating traveling to a remote or desert environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2015


  • adventure racing
  • desert
  • endurance events
  • environmental medicine
  • hyponatremia
  • preparticipation
  • spelunking
  • triathlon
  • wilderness medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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