3 weeks in at EBC

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We’ve seen 148 patients so far, 57% are Nepali, 90% are men. As has been the experience for every single season in the past 15, we’ve been inundated with mainly respiratory issues as well as some gastroenteritis. Lucky we have Dr Subarna, a bone doc, who has been busy giving his expert care to lots of patients with musculoskeletal issues. We’ve now seen 3 cases of AMS in the last 2 days (1 in an ascending climber who skipped a couple of recommended acclimatization days en route.) We’ve facilitated 10 evacuations from base camp so far and have been missing sleep for the past 2 nights because of early morning accidents in the icefall.  Luckily those patients suffered non life threatening injuries but were evacuated to Kathmandu for further care.
As high camps become established, stakes are higher, our climbers get up into the very most extreme altitudes and we are ready to help them get there safely.

8 Responses

  1. I was just at Base Camp April 21st! You guys are amazing! Thoughts and prayers are with you and the climbers.

  2. Liz Hughes

    Most amazing group of people! 2004 remains my most memorable in my lifetime. Still more grateful to DrFreer and her team and everyone involved than I could ever express in words. Keep up the the great work and have a safe season everybody xo

  3. Jim Roshan

    You guys do a fantastic job up there! I would like to support you by buying one of those cool hats. Is that possible?


    My name is DR.DEBDATTA PATI from INDIA..i have 10 years experience in emergency medicine and critical care..i want to be part of the team of doctors in everest ER. My contact number is +917278860257.waiting to hear from you.

  5. Peggy (Stratton) Holotik

    Dr. Freer, I would like to know if your on the north or south side. My daughter is getting to the base camp on the north side Monday, your Monday, 15th,
    I understand we went to the same high school, I’m a little older than you. I’m friends with Anne and Ricky C. I actually graduated the Anne’s brother Tony.
    Thank you I’m anxious to hear back.

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