It's been a whirlwind this winter resulting in me being MIA. Traveling to Iceland and all over the lower 48 while taking care of personal matters in between. In the middle of a long stretch of courses. Enjoying facilitating the learning process and growing myself. Looking forward to bringing more of these courses to the Sierra soon. #wma#wildernessmedicalassociates#wildernessmedicine
@realwillgadd's talk last night @pinkgartertheatre put on by the @tetoncountysar folks was awesome! Fun to see this guy come to life after only seeing him in photos and short films during @banffmountainfestival tours. My question after listening to his 'rules' revolves around the wonderment that not everyone can innately have the calm and cool factor when they're pinned under ice in a moving river or actively being buried in an avalanche to have the gumption to fight for the best alternative. I feel his answer would be something along the lines of prepare and have imagination enough to think about what could and likely will go wrong in whatever situation you're psyched enough to get yourself into, but also to get out there- experience, practice, mess up!
Our whole team are now on their way back down, having slept at the South Col (camp 4, 8000m) last night after an awesome summit. They are hopefully hydrated and rested and we will see them in Basecamp tomorrow. All of a sudden the season is coming to an end and I think I hopefully had my last shower at Basecamp! 🤞
Now to start the 3 days of packing up of the medical tent, counting pills and planning the restock for the post-monsoon season. It’s flown by and the worst part is saying goodbye to the Sherpa and Nepali Basecamp team who have looked after us so incredibly well at Basecamp this year, as always.
After 5 1/2 weeks sleeping on the glacier it’s time to work out how to fit everything into my duffle bags and plan for the 3 day walk down to Lukla and our plane back to Kathmandu.
After 3 years here looking out of my tent up at the icefall this really does feel like home. There’s nowhere like it - please come and visit one day #makenepalyournextholiday#everest#everest2018#everestbasecamp#climbing#everestdoctor#expeditionmedicine#altitudemedicine#wildernessmedicine#nepal