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

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