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Thawing Frozen Climbers on Everest

Ken Kamler was the only doctor high up on the slopes of Everest in 1996, when a storm killed eight climbers and left many others with severe frostbite and hypothermia.

Ken Kamler was the only doctor high up on the slopes of Everest when a sudden storm killed eight climbers and left many others with severe frostbite and hypothermia. His supplies were basic and conditions difficult. But he still managed to save several lives. Ken Kamler told his story in a book called 'Surviving the Extremes'.

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This weekend, for the 100th weekend in a row, an Indian lawyer called Afroz Shah will be cleaning up his local beach in Mumbai. When he started the Versova beach was absolutely filthy, but he's been encouraging volunteers to do something about it, and now he's being hailed as an environmental hero.

Image: Dr Ken Kamler on Mount Everest
Credit: Dr Ken Kamler

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