TED.com is one of the best websites on the Internet. Rarely do I visit the site and not find something interesting and truly mind expanding to watch. For those that don’t know, the site serves up video of luminaries in a wide variety of areas, speaking on just about any kind of topic that you can imagine. It is an amazing resource for learning about new things, and the videos are usually extremely informative.
Take the one below for example. It is of Dr. Ken Kamler, who spoke at TED MED last October. He was the only doctor high on the mountain back in 1996, when Everest had its worst disaster ever. In the 20-minute video, he talks about the extremes of the mountain, what it is like to climb it, and his experiences there. It is fascinating stuff, and even if you are very familiar with Everest, you’ll learn some new things here. This is a must watch!
Thanks to the Outside Blog for the heads up on this one.
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4 thoughts on “Ken Kamler Talks Everest 1996 Disaster and More”
1 Though a fact he didn't summit, 2 though a fact he is not claiming he summitted, and 3 though most of the public believe he summited, he mislead the press to believe he did, and, no one is making a correction that he didn't.
You were provided the American Alpine Club contacts to inquire. Why no follow up? Did you contact ExWeb to inquire?
Your comment has nothing to do with this post. Please stay on subject.
As I have stated already, I'm happy to post a story on Chad not reaching the summit of Aconcagua when I hear about it elsewhere, otherwise the story stands as I wrote it. The gist of which came from ExWeb. Take your questions there.
no one will ever report on this, I bet.
fraud runs very deep in the grotesque climbing community.
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