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DOCTOR ON EVEREST

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AUTHOR: KENNETH KAMLER IS OF THE HAND TREATMENT CENTRE IN NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK;ATTENDING ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AT SEVERAL MAJOR HOSPITALS IN NEW YORK;AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EXPLOERES CLUB. HE HAS BEEN A CLIMBER ON MANY EVEREST EXPEDITION, WORKING WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH AND MAPPING. HE HAS BEEN FEATURED ON NIGHTLINE,48 HOURS, AND CNN AND PROFILED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY. HE LIVES IN NEW YORK WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN

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” KEN KAMLER RINGS A PASSIONATE AND SINGULAR PERSPECTIVE TO THE DANGERS AND REWARDS OF CLIMBING EVEREST.”-DAVID BREASHEARS, CO-DIRECTOR AND LEADER, EVEREST I MAX FILMING EXPEDITION
” DOCTOR ON EVEREST IS UNDOUBTEDLY DESTINED TO BECOME A CLASSIC OF MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE.”- FAANYA ROSE, PRESIDENT, THE EXPLOERES CLUB
” KEN KAMLER PLAYED AN INVALUABLE ROLE DURING THE DISASTER OF EVEREST IN 1996 WHEN SO MANY DIED.HIS DESCRIPTION OF THESE DAYS MAKES A GRIPPING STORY”-SIR EDUND HILLARY. FROM THE FOREWORD
LEADING UP TO THE DISASTROUS 1996 CLIMB IN WHICH DR. KENNETH KAMLER PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE AIDING SURVIVORS, DOCTOR IN EVEREST IS THE ACCOUNT OF HOW LIVES ARE SAVED -OR- LOST-IN PERILOUS CONDITIONS.
THROUGH THIS INTIMATE, GRIPPING, AND OFTEN HUMOROUS ACCOUNT, DR.KAMLER DESCRIBES WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE ON EVEREST- HOW HE TREATED HIS FELLOW CLIMBERS FOR EVERYTHING FROM ALTITUDE SICKNESS TO PULMONARY EDEMA; HOW HE NEGOTIATED HIS DUAL ROLE AS DOCTOR AND CLIMBER; AND HOW HE RECONCILED HIS SEPARATION FROM HOME AND FAMILY WITH PURSUING HIS LIFELONG DREAM.
IN 1996,THE MEDICAL SITUATION ON EVEREST BECAME DESPERATE. KAMLER WAS FACED WITH DIRE CASES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT UNDER THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCE- INCLUDING MAKALU GAU, WHO WAS FOUND BARELY ALIVE IN THE SNOW, AND BECK WEATHERS, WHO WAS PRONOUNCED BUT LATER STUMBLED INTO CAMP CLINGING TO LIFE.
THROUGHOUT, KAMLER DRAWS VIVID PORTRAITS OF HIS COMPANIONS, INCLUDING ROB HALL, LEADERR OF THE NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT TEAM, WHO DIED JUST BELOW THE SUMMIT IN ;”96.
DOCTOR ON EVEREST PUTS THE READER IN THE PLACE OF A CLIMBING DOCTOR AND REVEALS OF WHAT TAKES FOR BOTH THE HUMAN BODY AND THEMIND TO FUNCTION AT HIGH ALTITUDE.

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AUTHOR

KENNETH KAMLER

PRINTED PAGES

304

PUBLISHING YEAR

2014

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

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