Isla Wormald


Dr Isla Madeleine Wormald. BSc MBChB (Leeds) DiMM (UIAA/ IKAR/ ISMM) MRCEM. Isla was born & raised in Yorkshire, England & has reportedly been summiting peaks since she was in utero, although not without protest in her early teenage years… Subsequently, a passion for outdoor pursuits evolved! Whilst at university, Isla developed a keen interest in wilderness medicine & was a committee member of the Wilderness Medical Society. She spent her 10-week medical elective working under the supervision of Dr Emmanuel Cauchy at the Institute of Training & Research in Mountain Medicine at Chamonix Hospital, France.

Former wilderness medicine experience includes doctor for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association; for expeditions to Sabine Land, Svalbard; Mera Peak, Nepal; Loppa Peninsula, Norway; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Manaslu, Nepal; Everest Base Camp, Nepal & Beijing, Hebei & Tianjin Provinces, China & for Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. Isla has also provided medical support for a “London 2 Paris 24” cycling challenge & the GB Junior Lead Climbing & Bouldering Teams.

The daughter of two teacher parents, enthusiasm for education runs in her blood – in addition to being a faculty member of WEM, Isla is an AWLS instructor & helped deliver the first UIAA / ICAR / ISMM Nepal DiMM.

She is now a locum Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine & a holder of the MTA Summer Mountain Leader & PADI Open Water Diver awards. She is an aspirant Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, MTA Winter Mountain Leader & BAIML International Mountain Leader. Snow-capped mountains are Isla’s preferred environment – her ambition is to one day climb a previously unclimbed peak!