- 38TH Year on Kilimanjaro
- 48 Personal Climbs
- Established Guide Course
High Altitude First Responder
- High Altitude C...
Contractor - U.S. Department of Defense
High Altitude Trainer and Consultant for
U.S. Army Special Forces
- 60% Of Tusker Income Spent in Tanzania
- 2,275 Porters
- 14 Professional Guides
- 18 Moshi Operations Crew
- Over 13,000...
• . . .A walk in the park
• A simple hike
• No preparation needed
• No consideration for altitude – 19,340 ft.
• No regard...
• Tusker Trail - 97%
• Kilimanjaro Overall - 45%
Tusker Trail – 3%
Kilimanjaro Overall - 55%
• Due to fast ascent (3.5 days)
• Hypothermia prevalent
• HAPE frequent
• HACE...
• 1977 - Eddie Frank’s First Kilimanjaro Climb
• His First Harsh Lesson in Preparedness
• He did minimal preparation
• Hired a local guide with no knowledge
• Wore cotton clothes, steel-toe work boots
• At 24, ...
At 14,200 ft. they ran out of water
• At 3 a.m - 17,000 ft. encountered a blizzard
• No visibility
• Extremities numb
• No knowledge of how to fix unfolding p...
• 1 Personal Climb
• 12 climbers
• First year on Kilimanjaro
• 48 Personal Climbs
• Over 6,000 Tusker Climbers
• 37 Years on Kilimanjaro
Template
• Probability of Disaster – Low
• Consequences of Disaster – High
• (Lesson = Prepare for Consequences)
Template
High Summit Success
Minimal Risk of Accident
Experience - Safety – Comfort – Food
Safety – Comfort – Food
• 14 Highly Trained Expert Guides
• 1,000 Kilimanjaro Climbers per Year
Template
HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER
• 50-hour Annual Guide Medical Course
• Designed by Eddie Frank
• WFR level
--The O...
Template
HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER
• Massive investment of resources
• Pays off on every climb
Template
HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER
• Most Highly Trained Guides on Kilimanjaro
• Frequently Assist National Park Rescu...
Template
Dr. Michael Callahan
“This is Eddie’s Alpine Practice”
Template
Eddie Frank
“I have turned local village guys
into world-class mountain guides”
Template
Twice-daily
Monitoring
Template
Guides Trained & Experienced
In High Altitude Emergencies.
Template
Guides Drilled in Efficient
Kilimanjaro-Specific Evacuation
Template
High-End Tusker Tested Gear
Tusker Chefs Trained by the
Culinary Institute of America
Template
Three Hot Meals Served up Daily
Template
Morale Booster
Template
Porters “Serenedade” Climbers
Climbers “Serenade” Back
A Perfect Wilderness
“Classroom”
Template
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Tusker Trail
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Tusker Trail

  1. 1. - 38TH Year on Kilimanjaro - 48 Personal Climbs - Established Guide Course High Altitude First Responder - High Altitude Consultant & Trainer for US Army Special Forces - Member  WMS  Int’l Society for Mountain Medicine
  2. 2. Contractor - U.S. Department of Defense High Altitude Trainer and Consultant for U.S. Army Special Forces
  3. 3. - 60% Of Tusker Income Spent in Tanzania - 2,275 Porters - 14 Professional Guides - 18 Moshi Operations Crew - Over 13,000 Tanzanian family members live on income earned from Tusker climbs
  4. 4. • . . .A walk in the park • A simple hike • No preparation needed • No consideration for altitude – 19,340 ft. • No regard for austere conditions
  5. 5. • Tusker Trail - 97% • Kilimanjaro Overall - 45%
  6. 6. Tusker Trail – 3% Kilimanjaro Overall - 55% • Due to fast ascent (3.5 days) • Hypothermia prevalent • HAPE frequent • HACE common • Volume Shock extensive
  7. 7. • 1977 - Eddie Frank’s First Kilimanjaro Climb • His First Harsh Lesson in Preparedness
  8. 8. • He did minimal preparation • Hired a local guide with no knowledge • Wore cotton clothes, steel-toe work boots • At 24, he felt young and immortal • He believed the “KILIMANJARO MYTH”. . .
  9. 9. At 14,200 ft. they ran out of water
  10. 10. • At 3 a.m - 17,000 ft. encountered a blizzard • No visibility • Extremities numb • No knowledge of how to fix unfolding problems • The guide was lost
  11. 11. • 1 Personal Climb • 12 climbers • First year on Kilimanjaro
  12. 12. • 48 Personal Climbs • Over 6,000 Tusker Climbers • 37 Years on Kilimanjaro
  13. 13. Template • Probability of Disaster – Low • Consequences of Disaster – High • (Lesson = Prepare for Consequences)
  14. 14. Template
  15. 15. High Summit Success Minimal Risk of Accident
  16. 16. Experience - Safety – Comfort – Food
  17. 17. Safety – Comfort – Food • 14 Highly Trained Expert Guides • 1,000 Kilimanjaro Climbers per Year
  18. 18. Template HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER • 50-hour Annual Guide Medical Course • Designed by Eddie Frank • WFR level --The Only Medical Course on Kilimanjaro – Vetted by Physicians • Focus: High Altitude & Environmental
  19. 19. Template HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER • Massive investment of resources • Pays off on every climb
  20. 20. Template HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST RESPONDER • Most Highly Trained Guides on Kilimanjaro • Frequently Assist National Park Rescue • Often Perform Rescue for Other Outfitters
  21. 21. Template Dr. Michael Callahan “This is Eddie’s Alpine Practice”
  22. 22. Template Eddie Frank “I have turned local village guys into world-class mountain guides”
  23. 23. Template Twice-daily Monitoring
  24. 24. Template Guides Trained & Experienced In High Altitude Emergencies.
  25. 25. Template Guides Drilled in Efficient Kilimanjaro-Specific Evacuation
  26. 26. Template High-End Tusker Tested Gear
  27. 27. Tusker Chefs Trained by the Culinary Institute of America
  28. 28. Template Three Hot Meals Served up Daily
  29. 29. Template Morale Booster
  30. 30. Template Porters “Serenedade” Climbers
  31. 31. Climbers “Serenade” Back
  32. 32. A Perfect Wilderness “Classroom”
  33. 33. Template

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