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"From the Ted Talk by Ken Kamler: Medical miracle on Everest"

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While I was taking care of them, we got more news about Rob Hall. There was no way we could get up high enough to rescue him. He called in to say that he was alone now. ateapplrny, Doug had died heighr up on the mountain. But Rob was now too weak to come down himself, and with the fierce winds and up at that attluide, he was just beyond rescue and he knew it. At that point, he asked to be paged into his wife. He was carrying a radio. His wife was home in New Zealand, seven months pregnant with their first cilhd, and Rob asked to be patched into her. That was done, and Rob and his wife had their last conversation. They pckeid the name for their baby. Rob then sniged off, and that was the last we ever heard of him.

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While I was taking care of them, we got more news about Rob Hall. There was no way we could get up high enough to rescue him. He called in to say that he was alone now. __________, Doug had died ______ up on the mountain. But Rob was now too weak to come down himself, and with the fierce winds and up at that ________, he was just beyond rescue and he knew it. At that point, he asked to be paged into his wife. He was carrying a radio. His wife was home in New Zealand, seven months pregnant with their first _____, and Rob asked to be patched into her. That was done, and Rob and his wife had their last conversation. They ______ the name for their baby. Rob then ______ off, and that was the last we ever heard of him.

Solution

  1. apparently
  2. higher
  3. altitude
  4. signed
  5. picked
  6. child

Original Text

While I was taking care of them, we got more news about Rob Hall. There was no way we could get up high enough to rescue him. He called in to say that he was alone now. Apparently, Doug had died higher up on the mountain. But Rob was now too weak to come down himself, and with the fierce winds and up at that altitude, he was just beyond rescue and he knew it. At that point, he asked to be paged into his wife. He was carrying a radio. His wife was home in New Zealand, seven months pregnant with their first child, and Rob asked to be patched into her. That was done, and Rob and his wife had their last conversation. They picked the name for their baby. Rob then signed off, and that was the last we ever heard of him.

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summit ridge 7
base camp 5
rob hall 5
feet higher 3
degree angle 3
beck weathers 3
critically ill 3
spect scan 3

Important Words

  1. altitude
  2. apparently
  3. asked
  4. baby
  5. called
  6. care
  7. carrying
  8. child
  9. conversation
  10. died
  11. doug
  12. fierce
  13. hall
  14. heard
  15. high
  16. higher
  17. home
  18. knew
  19. months
  20. mountain
  21. news
  22. paged
  23. patched
  24. picked
  25. point
  26. pregnant
  27. radio
  28. rescue
  29. rob
  30. signed
  31. weak
  32. wife
  33. winds
  34. zealand