Welcome to the website of our International Society for Mountain Medicine

The ISMM was founded in 1985 by the medical commission of the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme. These doctors, involved in mountain rescue in the Swiss and French Alps, took the initiative of exchanging experiences and joining together in the teaching and research of all aspects of mountain medicine.

The society‘s goals are “to create an international organization of scientific character ... and to encourage research, studies, discussion and publications concerning all medical aspects of mountains, mountain people and mountaineers.”

We hope you will enjoy your visit on our website and are looking forward to your feedback.



Are you interested in Mountain Medicine and want to get free access to our journal High Altitude Medicine and Biology and special discount to our meetings then join us today!


Welcome from the President Hermann Brugger