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Nov 1 - The team departed Lobuche high camp for Lobuche summit. All team members and Climbing Sherpas successfully and safely negotiated the rock, snow and ice obstacles to summit Lobuche east (6,119m)

Our Rescue and Medical Training group rescued frostbitten porters from another team. Big thanks to Chris, Benjamin, Sophie, Jonathan, Esteban and Erin

Oct 30 - The team departed Gorak Shep for Everest base camp (EBC): Flanked by some of the world’s largest and most spectacular mountains and steeped in history. EBC was an unforgettable moment for the team. We arrived safely in Lobuche town, Ready to start the ascent of Lobuche tomorrow

Oct 29 - The team trekked from Lobuche to GorekShep and continued their acclimatisation training with a hike up Kala Patar (5,640m). The great weather supported views of the Himalayan giants Pumori, Nuptse and Everest.

Oct 28 - Today the team trekked higher and finished the day in Lobuche. Great weather, food and views were enjoyed along with presentations about wilderness wound management.

Oct 27 - The team had a rest day at Dingboche, infused with Guatemala and Nepalese coffee and medical education. We discussed medical emergency response planning (MERP), patient packaging, prolonged field care and conducted live, scenario-based training in helicopter evacuations, considering helicopter safety and flight physiology. Awesome job guys!!

Oct 26 - Today the team trekked from Pheriche to Dingboche. The team assessed and treated local porters for frostbite and together with the Sherpas, arranged their evacuation to the Pheriche clinic for further attention. Today’s acclimatisation hike saw the team climb to 5,000m, during which they conducted medical scenarios from fracture management to hypothermia. The team surprised Chris on his birthday with a cake - a superb end to a fantastic day

Oct 25 - The team trekked from Pangboche to Pheriche and enjoyed fantastic weather and views of Lhotse, AMA Dablam, Lobuche and Cho Oyu. We discussed expedition planning and risk management and the team worked through scenario-based exercises on the trail. In the afternoon the team visited the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic in Pheriche, receiving a altitude physiology lecture from the HRA resident , Diana Biggs, before receiving a guided tour of the facility.

Oct 23 - Today our acclimatisation trek included a familiarization of helicopter safety at the heliport at 3,800m and discussion around the management of massive bleeding.
The trek culminated in coffee with a view of the iconic Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. Tonight we visited the historic Namche Bazar and Sagamartha Next project (recycling and repurposing mountain waste) and enjoyed the local hospitality and cuisine

Oct 22 - Today the team trekked from Phakding to Namche Bazar. Incredible weather and views, we practiced patient assessment, and practiced with oxygen sets and the portable hyperbaric chamber

Oct 21 - The team landed safely in Lukla and trekked to Phakding. Fantastic weather permitted our team to discuss and practice wilderness patient assessment, dynamic risks assessments and scene management. The team enjoyed the stunning mountain views, culture and incredible hospitality and plan to review discuss accidental hypothermia, prevention and management, tonight.

Oct 21 - Update. We survived the flight! Now we are in Phakding. Didn't get run over by any yaks. Collectively saved Ben numerous times, to the alarm of many a hikers

Oct 20 - Today the team took a deep dive into mountain medicine, with lectures on designing remote area medical kits, risk assessment, acute mountain sickness, communications and medical emergency response planning. We checked communications gear, emergency medications and oxygen, and are ready to depart for Lukla .

Rescue Expedition and Disaster Medical Course

Rescue Expedition and Disaster Medical Course

Oct 19 - Busy days in Kathmandu with the members buying last minute supplies, equipment and getting to know each other.

Team Roster

  • Chris G., UK
  • Benjamin W., USA
  • Sophie J., Canada
  • Jonathan T., Canada
  • Hugo M., Guatemala
  • Erin C., Canada

Climbing Sherpa

  • Tenji Sherpa
  • Gelji Sherpa