Tuesday October 20, 2020

Climber with altitude

Learning To Breathe, by Andy Cave, Hutchinson, €27.35.

4th June, 2005

Learning To Breathe, by Andy Cave, Hutchinson, €27.35.

In 1997 I was part of a group of youth leaders climbing Mount Kenya. We trekked for days in the heat, chatting, joking and listening to Oasis CDs, with our excitement increasing as we approached the summit.

Our trip came to a sudden end when, on January 25, one of our group died from high-altitude cerebral oedema on the mountainside.

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