Guiding at any altitude requires taking complete responsibility for your clients lives in dangerous environments. So one has to have complete confidence in one’s own ability in order to operate successfully.
Guiding at extreme altitude takes that self-confidence to another level. Whether you have stick a needle in yourself many times a day or not!
As far as I know I am the only Type 1 Diabetic operating as a guide in the Himalayas.
Finally a big thank you to my sponsors Grivel, Scarpa, Life systems and life venture.
Diabetes – it’s not an excuse!
Jerry Gore writing from Machermo at 4410m
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