Talk: The South Side of Everest and Issues Related to Porter Health

What: The South Side of Everest and Issues Related to Porter Health by Seth Wolpin PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UW presented by the Washington Ski Touring Club
When: March 1st, 7pm
Where: REI Seattle
Cost: Free!

Here’s the description:

Weary of sitting at his office desk and itching for the mountains, Seth summited Mt. Everest on May 13, 2011 with Damai Chiri Sherpa. During the expedition they collected pilot research data in the Khumbu from high altitude porters. These porters are increasingly recruited from low altitude villages. Carrying extreme loads for trekkers and climbers as high as 17,500 feet, they face a variety of risks ranging from muscular-skeletal injuries to death from exposure and acute mountain sickness. Seth will present preliminary results from his research and suggestions for travel in the Khumbu. He will also share some stories and pictures from the climb.

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