Doctors of Concordia Station – Adventure Medic

Concordia is a French-Italian base lying at 3200m on the Dome Charlie Antarctic Plateau (75.1° S, 123.3° E). Over winter, temperatures plummet to as low as -80°C and the skeleton crew of 13 live in complete darkness, alone and unreachable. Alex Kumar spent a year at the station employed by the European Space Agency (ESA Research MD and Station Medical Doctor) and has since returned; Beth Healey (ESA Research MD) is a few months into her yearlong placement at the Station. We talked to both about life at the extreme edge of the medical and psychological experience

Doctors of Concordia