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Former Special Forces Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox joins the wemSKI faculty!


Source: Channel 4

WOW… wemSKI 2018 really is shaping up to be one incredible event; not only have we snapped up Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, but we’re excited to announce that wemSKI will also be playing host to ex-Special Forces veteran Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox.

Recognised most widely for instructing civilians through the SAS selection process on the Channel 4 reality series SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jason’s illustrious career began when he was 16 years old. After enlisting in the Royal Marine Commandos, he then went on to pass the gruelling 6-month selection process to enter the Special Forces, where he spent the remainder of his time in the military as an SF operator for the Special Boat Service (SBS). During his time with the forces, he conducted numerous roles across real time operations across the globe, ranging from Sergeant Team Leader, dog handler, demolitions expert and combat swimmer, to counter terrorist expert and bodyguard, before leaving in 2012.

Jason’s time is now split between being a TV and film consultant, and the charity he co-founded called Rock 2 Recovery, which helps armed forces personnel, veterans and their families in dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He also travels around the world as a keynote speaker, as well as running a company that provides Special Forces experiences to the corporate world.

This wealth of experience will be invaluable to those attending the wemSKI event, to which Jason will be bringing his vast real-world knowledge. Delegates will learn about the physical and psychological challenges in extreme pressurised environments, building emotional resilience in the face of adversity, the virtues of strong leadership in hostile locations, plus much more.

We are very excited to have Jason on board this January, and we’re sure that those of you attending will learn more than you bargained for… though don’t fret, that won’t include discovering whether you can undergo the punishing Special Forces selection process.

You will, however, be part of a select gathering of people for a week of inspiration, networking, learning and a healthy dose of ski-therapy on the slopes!

Book your wemSKI ticket today!


The amazing ‘Eddie the Eagle’ is joining us for wemSKI 2018

When it comes to announcing one of the key speakers at wemSKI in Livigno, Italy next year, this man needs no introductions…. He is, of course, Britain’s most loveable ski jumper the infamous Eddie ‘the eagle’ Edwards.

Eddie captured the nation’s hearts at the ’88 Winter Olympics in Calgary for his ‘can-do’ attitude and sheer determination and we’re sure he will do the same at wemSKI, sharing his many experiences on and off the slopes, plus inspiring winter tales from around the world. Eddie, alongside our other key speakers and guests, will help you further understand real-world experiences of extreme physical and psychological challenges as well as impacts of stressors, and for an athlete, it doesn’t get more stressful than competing in an Olympic Games.

As any Olympic athlete will tell you, the training and participation in an Olympic Games is an extremely challenging experience both mentally and physically. Pushing your body to the extreme, and in the case of Eddie and other winter sport Olympians, putting yourself in potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations in the pursuit of victory, even if personal success doesn’t equal a place on a podium.

Eddie is no stranger to requiring medical assistance on the mountains having suffered 30 injuries throughout his career, some of them life-changing. Eddie has damaged a kidney and fractured many bones, including his skull, twice, and so has first-hand experience of how important extreme medicine can be when you find yourself injured and incapacitated on the side of a mountain.

If a week of networking and learning from amazing and inspirational medics as well as exceptional experts in extreme physical and psychological areas sounds like fun (plus don’t forget about the free time to hit the slopes) – book your wemSKI place today!


3 ‘must read’ reasons why you need to attend wemSKI 2018…

WEM are extremely excited to be launching a brand new mini-conference ‘wemSKI’. A gathering of people less ordinary for a week of inspiration, networking and learning with 110 kilometres of awesome ski runs to take advantage of right on the doorstep!!

Event:              wemSKI
Dates:              20th – 27th January 2018
Location:         Livigno, Italian Alps

Here are 3 excellent reasons why you need to attend:

Networking: this is the perfect event to converse with your counterparts and colleagues from around the world as well as meeting an eclectic mix of world-renowned experts such as Dr Mike Stroud, Prof Chris Imray, and ESA’s Dr Beth Healey, mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd, the first woman to climb Everest from both sides and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox of SAS; Who Dares Wins. Plus, Eddie the Eagle who needs no introduction, Dave Pearce Everest summiteer and Aldo Kane Safety Directors for Bear Grylls and Steve Backshall, Antarctic medic Ben Cooper, WEM founder Mark Hannaford, hostage & ransom negotiator Martin Brennan and clinical psychologist Dr Nathan Smith.

Inspiration: we are super proud to have been able to attract so many extraordinary speakers; from maverick mountain and Antarctic medics to record-breaking and adventurous mountaineers, plus ridiculously talented, intelligent and utterly outstanding experts in extreme physical and psychological areas who will be speaking and personally sharing their experiences and advice that will help mould the medical future – we cannot wait!

Learning: where else can you enhance your knowledge, and increase your skill set to ensure you are in the best position possible to further your medical career; whilst staying in one of Europe’s leading winter locations. This mini-conference will centre around real-world experiences of extreme physical and psychological challenges, impacts of stressors, excellence in leadership, medicine in the extremes and much more.

This one of a kind event is like no other; with 5 afternoons of inspiring and exciting content from our fabulous experts and speakers; whilst mornings can be spent out on the slopes traversing down the Italian Alps enjoying a few hours of downtime.

Be one of the first to experience wemSKI and be part of something amazing, book your place today!

P.S. You can now receive a 10% discount on your wemSKI booking when you book the World Extreme Medicine Conference – WEM17, 25th – 27th November in Edinburgh and wemSKI by the end of October 2017. To take advantage of this combined deal contact WEM with your WEM17 booking receipt to receive the discount code.