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Chyangba Village Trek: WMS Goes to the Hospital

This past November, members of the Wilderness Medical Society, led by Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Luanne Freer, trekked to the site of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, which will be built in Khamding, Solu Khumbu, Nepal. The group was guided by Ang Phula Sherpa, managing director of Peak Promotion—a trekking, climbing and filming company in Nepal—and

Remembering Wongchu Sherpa: My Father’s Dream

Every father has their own dream for their children, but my father’s dreams were especially unique. My father, the late Mr. Wongchhu Sherpa, was born in a remote area of the Everest region, Tapting-1, Chyangba Village. He breathed his last breath at age 48 in December, 2015. He was not only my father, but with

Musa Masala Goes to Telluride: WMS Conference 2016

The first week of August was epic in the development of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital—a joint project between Everest ER, Himalayan Rescue Association and Wilderness Medicine Society. Over 530 medical professionals ascended to Telluride, Colorado for a conference on Wilderness Medicine. Throughout the week, these professionals collaborated on medicine in austere environments: tactical medicine,

Stay tuned for updates on the Musa Masala book, proceeds of which will benefit the building of The Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital in Chyangba Village, Nepal.