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Ken Kamler on Everest tragedy

Postby Kiefer » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:20 am

I've known about this lecture for a while now and just recently rememberd it.
This is Ken Kamler giving a presentation about the Everest tragedy a number of years ago.
It's more or less about the sheer power of determination and will.
This is about 21 minutes long but absolutely riveting. Especially when he starts talking about Beck Whethers.

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"When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers' battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow."

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Re: Ken Kamler on Everest tragedy

Postby 14erFred » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:59 am

Way cool presentation, Kiefer -- thanks for sharing this link. Kamler's firsthand experience does indeed make for a "riveting" story from the Death Zone.
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Re: Ken Kamler on Everest tragedy

Postby Reyven » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:20 pm

He has a whole book about the the human body and how it is able to overcome some of the harshest conditions. This story and others are analyzed throughout. It's called "Surviving the Extremes". Highly recommended, esp if this talk sucked you in.

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Re: Ken Kamler on Everest tragedy

Postby mjsherman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:09 pm

Interesting talk. Does he talk longer than he 20 min? I did not see another part.

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