Ken Kamler

Medical miracle on Everest

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Filmed Jan 2009 at TEDMED 2009
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The second deadliest day in the history of Mount Everest climbs happened in 1996 — and Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain that day. He shares the incredible story of the climbers' battle to save lives in extreme conditions, and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow.

Ken Kamler
/ Adventure physician

Ken Kamler has served as doctor on some of the world’s most daring expeditions, but also performs delicate microsurgery when at home in New York.  Full bio.

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