Life on Mt. Everest is hard. Hard on the spirit. Hard on the body. Dr. Luanne Freer assembles an all volunteer staff of doctors, porters and Sherpas in her quest to provide expert high ... See full summary »

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Life on Mt. Everest is hard. Hard on the spirit. Hard on the body. Dr. Luanne Freer assembles an all volunteer staff of doctors, porters and Sherpas in her quest to provide expert high altitude medical care to climbers attempting summit bids on the world's highest peak. Her mission: To take the proceeds garnered from treatments for well-funded expeditions and offer free medical care to the indigenous Sherpa people who make their meager yearly income during the climbing season. When American climber Joe Hughes contracts High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) at 24,000 feet, his lungs begin to fill and teammates must drag him 7,000 vertical feet down the mountain to Dr. Freer. By the time he arrives at Everest E.R., he is literally drowning in his own blood. Written by Sean McLain

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The world's highest emergency room: Everest E.R.

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A 'must' for Everest fans
20 March 2007 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a one-hour documentary made for TV viewing, which I saw last night. I am not a climber, but Everest fascinates for what it is.

As I watched the film and marveled at the majestic view of the mountain, my mind was full of questions like why people would leave the comfort of the urban dwellings to put their lives in great danger trying to climb Everest, and in doing so probably jeopardizing the lives of others, such as their rescuers, as well. But again, in some way I understand the desire and need to be at the top of the world.

Seeing the base camp doctors at work put things into perspective - the harsh environment, the deadly consequences of extreme cold and oxygen deprivation. I admire their courage and selflessness to do what they do. No doubt, they are mountain lovers, and their service to the local community makes their work all the more worthwhile.

The film also reviews the increasing commercialization of conquering Everest. This is a disturbing trend. Hopefully some day we can reach a balance between a physical and mental challenge for mankind, and the preservation of a major landmark on this planet.


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