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This climber said his outer mitt blew off while negotiating the ropes and safety clips between camps 2 and 3 on Mount Everest south side. The exposure resulted in this injury.

Regenerative medicine: Man regrows finger, future for frostbite recovery?

Posted: Feb 21, 2012 01:04 pm EST

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(Tina Sjogren) Mountaineers such as Juanito Oiarzabal and Edurne Pasaban had toes amputated after their K2 ascent. On Antarctica this season, stories of frostbite became more frequent. 100 years ago, frostbite was slowly but relentlessly eating away at the British explorers. Wrote Edward Evans (not Edgar, the one who died in the polar team) in his book, South with Scott:Poor Oates's feet and hands were badly frostbitten—he constantly appealed to Wilson for advice. What should he do, what could he do? Poor, gallant soldier,...

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