February 27, 2005

Looking at mountains

Here are some good pictures of Ben Nevis in Scotland, a beautiful mountain I've never seen before.

They reminded me of my favorite mountain, Pikes Peak, which I've run up four times and on whose summit I worked for two summers as an EMT.

Posted by Carey at February 27, 2005 10:25 PM
Comments

Interesting about working as an EMT on Pikes Peak. How often did you have to administer oxygen to people? I've been up there twice on the funicular, and worry when I see frail elders going up there.

Posted by: Elaine at February 28, 2005 07:49 AM

Holy cow, you've run up Pike's Peak? You stud.

Posted by: Mark Ashton at February 28, 2005 10:29 AM

I remember administering O2 to about 3 or 4 people every day. Usually one or two of those folks had to be sent to a lower elevation right away.

That was my first medical job, and I'm really glad I had the chance to do it.

As for running up the Peak, it's damned hard, but certainly doable for a person who's reasonably in shape. One foot in front of the other, you know. It helps if you have a masochistic streak, or if you just love trail running.

Posted by: Carey at February 28, 2005 04:22 PM

Carey is obviously a stud.

Posted by: An entirely different secret admirer at March 1, 2005 07:45 PM