Dr. Eric Meyer, who was on K2 last year when a series of circumstances, including the collapse of a serac, led to the death of 11 climber, will visit Montana later this month to talk about his experiences and the lessons learned on the mountain.
Meyer will give his presentation “K2 2008: Finding Meaning After Tragedy ” at Glacier Discovery Square in Columbia Falls, Montana on Saturday, March 28th at 7 PM. The presentation is sponsored by Talus Outdoor Technologies, who are based out of Missoula, Montana, and is free to the public.
While climbing with a team of nine on K2, the second highest mountain in the world, last year, Dr. Meyer was caught up in the unfolding drama that took place. Meyer turned back from the summit himself, only to find that his training was needed in base camp when survivors of the disaster began to wander in. Eric treated a number of climbers for frostbite, exhaustion, and dehydration, while other members of his team assisted in rescue operations.
This is a unique opportunity to meet someone who was actually on hand for one of the biggest mountaineering disasters in mountaineering history. It should be very interesting to hear what he has to say and get his thoughts on the lessons that can be learned from the K2 tragedy. If anyone is attending, I’d love to get an account of what he has to say.
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