Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cory Richards Evacuated from Everest

This video provides a nice insight into how an evacuation is decided upon and executed on a big mountain like Everest.

From the North Face:

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, The North Face athlete and National Geographic photographer Cory Richards was evacuated from base camp at Mount Everest following the onset of symptoms of altitude sickness.
Richards walked from camp 2 to base camp under his own power and was evacuated via helicopter to Lukla where he is receiving medical treatment.
Richards was on an expedition to Mount Everest, with support from National Geographic and The North Face.
Both National Geographic and The North Face extend our thoughts and prayers to Cory for a speedy recovery.
Update 4/29/12, 12:05 AM: Cory's affliction was not related to altitude, but was a possible pulmonary embolism.  Cory is now in Kathmandu, where he is resting and awaiting a diagnosis.

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