Letters Mortality on Mount Everest

Important points in analysing deaths on Mount Everest

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b41 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b41
  1. Matiram Pun, junior doctor1
  1. 1Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal
  1. matiram{at}gmail.com

    Firth and colleagues’ analysis of all the deaths on Mount Everest during 1921-2006 did not address some important points.1

    Did more climbers die on their first attempt than on subsequent attempts? What drugs were they taking? Some climbers might be taking …

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