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BLOG – FACEM Climbing the world's tallest mountains, one at time

Since joining MED, Dr Neil Long is finding it easier to do all the things he loves - spending time with his family life, mountaineering and enjoying his career as a FACEM. 


In the midst of making the necessary preparations to climb a 4,897-metre mountain in Antarctica called Vinson Massif, Dr Neil Long is well on his way to realising his quest to climb the world’s seven tallest mountains (by continent) having already conquered - Kosciuszko, Carstensz Pyramid in Western Papua, Mt Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro and Elbrus in Russia.   


Neil’s first experience of mountaineering was as an 18-year-old, when he chose to climb Mt Kenya as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. After this trekking experience he was hooked, moving a few years later to New Zealand – as a junior doctor, to take advantage of its reputation as a mountain climbing mecca.  


Being able to pursue his ambitious mountain climbing goals is just one of the many benefits Neil has experienced since signing-up with MED as one their international doctors. 


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