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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39290.699074.DE (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:823
  1. Bikki Gautam, medical officer, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal
  1. bikki_iom{at}hotmail.com

    Last year, I accompanied a group to Everest Base Camp as the team doctor. My job was to tackle both common medical ailments and any problems related to altitude sickness. We all arrived safely, and we were making our way back from Pheriche (4100 metres) when big black clouds formed out of nowhere and it began to snow heavily. With the prospect …

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