Where wilderness medicine, design, and technology meet

We believe the outdoors is yours to explore. We help people overcome limits by providing access to the best wilderness medical support.

Our story begins with a snakebite

In 2019, Dr. Grant Lipman received a call from a distressed hiker who had been bitten by a large rattlesnake. 

The hiker had received anti-venom at a local hospital, but his symptoms had worsened. While searching for answers on the internet, he found Dr. Lipman, a professor at Stanford Emergency Medicine and director of its wilderness medicine fellowship. Dr. Lipman is one of the foremost leaders in wilderness medicine and has published numerous scientific research articles with extensive expedition medicine experience, and has been teaching wilderness medicine for 20 years. 

He discovered that the rare severe delayed envenomation was destroying the hiker’s healthy tissue and blood cells and was able to direct care and save the hiker’s leg. This experience, along with decades of requests for wilderness medical help from all over the world, prompted Dr. Lipman to ask: “How can we make wilderness medicine more accessible?

The call to action brought together a team of wilderness medicine doctors, engineers, designers, and healthcare technologists to revolutionize outdoor health.

why goes?

We’re goers, just like you.

We love the outdoors as much as you do. It’s our mission to open nature’s door for everyone, from new explorers to extreme athletes. When you download GOES, knowledge from the world’s foremost outdoor health experts is along for the journey. 

We’re your ultimate safety companion. Let’s go.


Meet our Medical Team

GOES’ wilderness medicine library, care protocols, and support is best in class because it’s backed by the foremost panel of emergency room physicians. Our experts completed their wilderness medicine fellowship from some of the top medical programs in the country.