Ultra Gobi China 2018

China? Are you kidding me? What!? Medicine can take me to the Gobi in China!? Tell me more, RIGHT NOW!

This is the second time that Exile Medics will be providing the full medical support on the legendary Ultra Trail Gobi China- and its going to be bigger and better than ever. You will be working as an expedition and wilderness medic for 8 days on a 400km non stop race through the eastern Gobi desert. Make no mistake- this is a physically demanding, challenging and testing race- you must be prepared for a very trying time. In the Gobi Desert. In China. With Exile Medics.


Need more?

Well- your flights are......being heavily subsidised. 

You will have to pay the Exile Medics fee, which is £150 for this event, and you need a Chinese Visa (the cost varies depending on your passport), and we will help you arrange this. You'll have to take a tent, sleeping bag and some food with you. 2 people will need to transport kit from Bristol. Helping with this will be looked upon very favourably..

We can help you with indemnity, visas, and flights. The working language is a mixture of English and Chinese- there will be translators an local on the ground consultant support from local senior medics. You will have UK based consultant support, satellite communications and cellphone cover for the whole course. Local hospitals are on board and you will, sadly, be forced to drive 4x4 vehicles across the eastern plains of the Gobi. Sorry if that's not your thing!

Lots more info about the event is at the website



As it stands, you will need to be in Beijing before 1200 on the 25th September, and will be free to leave Beijing on 7th October 2018. These dates are liable to change by a day or two.

Your hotels at either end of the event are paid for, and food is being supplied. However, it is proper Chinese food, not British Chinese. So, you know, bring some snacks at least.

Application Deadline- 1st April 2018. We will tell the team about 2 weeks following the closing date.


Flights will need to be initially covered by each Exile and the subsidy will be supplied nearer to the event. The exact amount is undecided, but it will be generous.

There is a £175 Exile Medics administration fee for each Exile selected because of the extensive support that you'll be given. This is SO worth it, if your mind isn't blown- it should be.

PLEASE BEWARE that YOU WILL need a visa, which takes some effort to arrange.

You'll need a good tent and sleeping bag as well- it gets cold and windy in the Gobi.

Domestic flights will be arranged for you at no cost to you.

All in country transport is provided at no cost to you, including temple visits



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