May 22, 2017

Day 3 was dubbed an "Acclimitization Day."  We would hike for a few hours up to the iconic Lava Tower at over 15,000 feet of altitude. Then after a quick lunch, we would descend over 2000 feet to Baranco Camp.

The sun rising over the Western Breach as porters make their way to Baranco Camp​ 

A reminder that mountain climbing and altitude entail risk 

Prior to this day, the highest I had ever been was the summit of Pike's Peak,...

April 26, 2017

Risk factors that doctors and researchers believe contribute to the formation of brain aneurysms:

  • Smoking

  • High blood pressure or hypertension

  • Congenital resulting from inborn abnormality in artery wall

  • Family history of brain aneurysms

  • Age over 40

  • Gender, women compared with men have an increased incidence of aneurysms at a ratio of 3:2

  • Other disorders: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Polycystic Kidney...

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