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by Dr. Kenneth Kamler

ePub Doctor on Everest download
Author:
Dr. Kenneth Kamler
ISBN13:
978-1558219298
ISBN:
1558219293
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Publisher:
The Lyons Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
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Dr Kamler has a unique perspective as someone attempting to summit Everest, and also as a physician who was there on the mountain to treat patients during the 1996 disaster.

Dr Kamler has a unique perspective as someone attempting to summit Everest, and also as a physician who was there on the mountain to treat patients during the 1996 disaster. I say "another" because there have been many stories written about the people's adventures on and with Mt. Everest. Ken Kamler's story is a good one. I felt closer to his experiences with the challenges faced on Everest than other high-mountain climbers. The reason for this feeling was his description of facing realities and not making it to the top.

Kamler is the author of two books on the physiological and psychological effects of extreme environments, both based largely on his personal experiences: Doctor on Everest (2000), published by Lyons Press, and Surviving the Extremes: What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance, published by St. Martin’s Press and Penguin Books (2004 and 2006)

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Doctor on Everest by Kenneth Kamler (Paperback, 2002). Author: Dr. Kenneth Kamler ISBN 10: 1841196274

Doctor on Everest by Kenneth Kamler (Paperback, 2002). Kenneth Kamler ISBN 10: 1841196274. Title: Doctor on Everest Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Published On: 2002-08-15 SKU: 7719-9781841196275. Read full description.

A Frenchwoman whom Kamler treated on Mount Everest apparently suffered a tear in "the intercostal muscles that . Kamler has made four attempts to reach the summit of Everest, all of them unsuccessful.

A Frenchwoman whom Kamler treated on Mount Everest apparently suffered a tear in "the intercostal muscles that expand the ribs for deep breathing" because she was, well, breathing too deeply. Among the many traumas suffered by American climber Beck Weathers, who was given up for dead but survived on Everest in 1996, was a bizarre loss of vision. But as a physician who knows what equipment to pack and how to use it under extreme conditions, he seems to have been an indispensable figure on every trek he has taken.

Leading up to the 1996 climb in which Dr. Kenneth Kamler played a crucial role aiding survivors of that disastrous ascent, Doctor on Everest is the never-before-seen portrait of how medicine is performed and lives are saved - or lost - in perilous conditions.

Through this intimate, gripping, and often humorous first-person account, Dr. Kamler describes in sharp detail what life was like on Everest - how he treated his fellow climbers for everything from altitude sickness to severe pulmonary edema and epidural hematoma; how he negotiated his dual role as doctor and climber; and how he reconciled the difficult separation from home and family to pursue his lifelong dream.

Throughout, Kamler recalls with sensitivity and insight the effects of fear, stress, and adrenaline on the entire group. He draws vivid portraits of his climbing companions, including Rob Hall, leader of the New Zealand team, who perished just below the summit in '96, and Nima Tashi, a Sherpa still walking on broken and dislocated ankles more than a year after a climbing fall. These and other relationships, forged under such mortal conditions, are rendered here so poignantly as to be unforgettable. Certain to be a classic of mountaineering literature, Doctor on Everest puts the reader in the place of a climbing doctor and reveals a deeper understanding of what it takes for both the human body and mind to function at high altitude.

  • I really enjoyed this book a lot. I'm fascinated with anything Everest. Although I've never climbed anything in my life other than a little up hill hiking, I love to hear the stories of people who take on this hulk of a mountain. As a medical professional myself, I enjoyed this book by a man who is both a climber and a physician. He takes us into the thick of it as lives hang in the balance and the cure for just about everything is get down the mountain. All is dependent on whether the sick can make it down themselves because rescue from the highest points is all but impossible. If, like me, you enjoy books about the outdoors and adventure you will probably enjoy this book. If you are into the medical aspect you'll enjoy it even more.

  • The doctor describes his several treks to climb Everest, including the tragic year of 1996, when a sudden blizzard caused the deaths of several climbers. The author is more of an amateur climber than most Everest climbers, and so his perspectives on such endeavors are more geared to the average person, than say Ed Viesturs. I found his book very readable, and liked all the detail he put in about trekking to Everest and base camp, as well as the actual climbs. Being the doctor, he is forever getting pulled away from climbing to treat others, and in this book at least, never summits. The last part of the book, detailing his experiences in 1996, is an interesting alternate view to many others who've written about that fatal year. Too bad this book isn't available on kindle.

  • I read this in one day, couldn't out it down. I've read many books on high altitude climbing as well as the 1996 Everest disaster. This was the first from a doctors perspective and I found it a wonderful read.

  • Dr Kamler has a unique perspective as someone attempting to summit Everest, and also as a physician who was there on the mountain to treat patients during the 1996 disaster. The book is fascinating, I highly recommend it.

  • I say "another" because there have been many stories written about the people's adventures on and with Mt. Everest. Ken Kamler's story is a good one. I felt closer to his experiences with the challenges faced on Everest than other high-mountain climbers. The reason for this feeling was his description of facing realities and not making it to the top. I was tired of reading other author's stories and their successes. One could come away from reading several of these books thinking that Everest was something a lot of us could do. This is not reality. However, Kamler does persevere and does succeed and I applaud his focus and determination.

  • Used book arrived in very good condition. Read many Everest books and this was a good view from a different perspective. I recommend it for that reason.

  • Very well written and how very exciting it must be to be right in the middle of all the action. A great point if view and a great read!

  • I can say that Dr. Kamler's account of his experiences on Everest are thorough and entertaining. I heard the Doctor on NPR and after hearing his account I had to purchase the book. It did not disappoint! The book takes you on detailed ascents up the fridgid icefall and glacier leading to the summit. I really enjoyed his personal account. I would recommend this book to all.