K2 Doc To Speak at Outdoor Retailer

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Mountaineer and high altitude doctor Eric Meyer will be the speaker at the Winter Outdoor Retailer, kicking off next Thursday, January 22nd.

Dr. Meyer, an anesthesiologist, will make his presentation on Sunday, January 25th, from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Salt Lake City Marriott, Salon E, in downtown Salt Lake City. He’ll discuss the impact of extreme cold weather and altitude on a climber’s respiratory system, and give his first hand account of the K2 tragedy that unfolded last August while he and his team were on the mountain. Eric and the rest of his Talus sponsored team helped render aid to others on the mountain, while one of the biggest mountaineering tragedies in recent history was going down around them.

If you’re headed to Winter OR, this is one speaker you probably don’t want to miss. Six months after the events on K2 we’re still sorting through all the things that happened on the mountain, and having the opportunity to hear first hand what it was like on the mountain is a rare opportunity. I wish I were headed to SLC to take in this event, but sadly I have other commitments that will keep me away once again.

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