Donations to Wilderness Medicine

As the Wilderness Medical Society is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital Project

This project is a result of a commitment to a long-standing vision by Wongchu Sherpa, who has taken his Everest summits and business successes to give back to his boyhood village by developing roads, water projects, and a school. When asked what he further wished to accomplish, he stated that he wishes to bring better access and quality of healthcare to his local village and lower Solukhumbu region. This project is derived from that wish.

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WMS Environmental Council

The WMS is in a unique position: our membership is knowledgeable about wilderness medical problems and issues, and we share a perception that experiencing wild and natural places is essential to sustain personal health.


Everest ER

We have all seen dramatic news coverage of the earthquake in Nepal. Everest ER at base camp was hit hard by the avalanche and much of the equipment and Infrastructure was destroyed. The good news is that our medical and trekking team was NOT injured. The hospital has been moved to a safer location and they are operating as best they can with the limited supplies and equipment remaining.

At this point, the Wilderness Medical Society, a not for profit provider of medical education and co-sponsor of Everest ER, is accepting donations on their behalf to rebuild and replace the infrastructure of Everest ER before the 2016 climbing season.

100% of your donation will go to the rebuilding of Everest ER.


Humanitarian Relief Grant

In 2010, the WMS Board agreed to establish a self-funded grant to provide support for WMS Members involved with humanitarian relief efforts such as the earthquake in Haiti.


Wilderness Medicine Research

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is keenly interested in fostering awareness and appreciation among healthcare professionals and scientists for the research of health-related concerns in outdoor and wilderness activities.