The Uphill Athlete Podcast: Expedition Doctor Monica Piris


In this episode of the Uphill Athlete Podcast, Scott Johnston interviews Doctor Monica Piris M.D., basecamp doctor for Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Manaslu. Join them as they discuss a variety of topics including: approaching 8,000 meter peaks; knowing how the body responds to altitude before heading to the Himalaya; avoiding illness during an expedition; general versus individual medical guidelines regarding what is possible in high altitude alpinism; personal risk assessment for climbing at altitude; using hypoxic tents as preparation for acclimatizing for high altitude; and dispelling misinformation about using supplemental oxygen at altitude.


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