Miracle On Everest


During the tragic 1996 climbing season on Mount Everest, there was only one medical doctor at Camp III: Ken Kamler.

Kamler spoke at TEDMED last October, but the video was finally released online today. It's a long video (twenty minutes), but well worth watching. Not only does he discuss the type of conditions the climbers faced that season, he uses technology to show how Beck Weathers survived 36 hours in the storm.

For more on the 1996 tragedy, check out our 1996 Summit Journal and Jon Krakauer's article, Into Thin Air

— Jonah Ogles