Because It's there ... the education of George Mallory

Rishi Madhok, Jay Lemery, George W Rodway

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Initiative, creativity, and resolve represent both the pillars of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and the story of George Mallory. His journey from humble beginnings to his rise to become one of history's most legendary mountaineers is a testament to the impact of great mentors as well as the development of Mallory as a mentor himself. In this light, the path of George Mallory in mountaineering and the role of WMS in wilderness medicine share a common theme. This essay is not only a tribute to George Mallory but also a testament to the importance of mentorship and the role of WMS in inspiring mentorship and education to future pioneers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • education
  • Mallory
  • mentorship
  • mountaineering
  • wilderness medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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