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Carolyn Kelly-Smith


Carolyn is an FRCPC trained Emergency Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital . Growing up in Squamish B.C. led to an early love of wilderness and mountain activities. During her residency she sought out subspecialty training in wilderness medicine and completed the IKAR Diploma in Mountain Medicine in Europe. She has since helped found the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine and is a course director for the Canadian version of the IKAR DMM. She combines he interest in the outdoors with emergency medicine by working as a physician for Whistler Blackcomb ski patrol, Search and Rescue, Mike Wiegele’s Heli ski and providing medical coverage for multiple ultra marathons and sports events. She also recently spent 3 months volunteering with the Himalaya Rescue Association in Nepal.