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Jerry Gore, joining the Keswick course facualty in September wins the Prix Alain Bombard.

Jerry, who joins us on our September Expedition Medicine course to present the present the Rupert Bennett Memorial Lecture wins Prix Alain Bombard award, which ‘recognizes the exceptional nature of an adventure involving an education is delivered to the British diabetic climber Jerry Gore in the film Trango.’

Alain Bombard was a French biologist, physician and politician famous for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat without provisions in an extreme test of endurance and survival.


Jerry was born in Britain on April 15th 1961, is married with two children, and was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic on January 31st 2001. Though new to diabetes, Jerry has not let diabetes get in the way of his activities.