Hypoxia and Frostbite

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Amidst the celebrations of over 200 summits yesterday, there were tragedies.  Some of the ill and injured made it down to our tent, among them a team that suffered the effects of oxygen deprivation when their oxygen malfunctioned, then ran out waiting … Continued

May 9th Clinic Update

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It’s May 9 and many of our climbing neighbors and friends are acclimatized and ready for their summit bids – waiting for a weather window.  Some have ventured to greener pastures, descending to gather up some nutrition and oxygen and get some grass between their toes before the big task ahead.

The marvels of modern medicine

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The Everest ER is staffed with doctors with special training and experience in mountain and altitude medicine, and thanks to our sponsor Sonosite, we are equipped to do some pretty advanced diagnosing as well.  For the past 4 years we have … Continued

One Year Ago Today

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25th April 2016  “At 1156 today, a minute’s silence was held at Everest ER and other climbing team campsites, to remember the effects of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake across Nepal and the avalanche at Everest Base Camp. Today was a … Continued

Its All About the Wheels

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Ouch! A trip to base camp averages about 100,000 steps, with hills up and down along the way. Anyone can imagine that a sore toe could slow down if not stop any progress to the final destination, whether that’s trekking … Continued

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