Because no one with Wegener’s Granulomatosis has ever attempted to climb Mt. Everest, I have been in contact with Dr. Peter Hackett Director of the Institute for Altitude Medicine at Telluride, CO. He has been advising me on the special issues of climbing to extreme altitude and my disease.
I recently found out that Dr. Hackett will be staffing the south side Everest ER in 2010. This is great news: He will be on-site to observe and advise.