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

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This is a view taken along the summit ridge. Rob Hall, we herad by raido, was up here, at this point in the srtom with Doug Hansen. And we heard that Rob was OK, but Doug was too weak to come down. He was exhausted, and Rob was staying with him. We also got some bad news in the storm that Beck Weathers, another climber, had colsaepld in the snow and was dead. There were still 18 other climbers that we weren't aware of their condition. They were lost. There was total confusion on the mountain; all the srtieos were confusing, most of them were cilincfntog. We really had no idea what was going on during that storm. We were just hunkered down in our tents at Camp Three.

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This is a view taken along the summit ridge. Rob Hall, we _____ by _____, was up here, at this point in the _____ with Doug Hansen. And we heard that Rob was OK, but Doug was too weak to come down. He was exhausted, and Rob was staying with him. We also got some bad news in the storm that Beck Weathers, another climber, had _________ in the snow and was dead. There were still 18 other climbers that we weren't aware of their condition. They were lost. There was total confusion on the mountain; all the _______ were confusing, most of them were ___________. We really had no idea what was going on during that storm. We were just hunkered down in our tents at Camp Three.

Solution

  1. heard
  2. conflicting
  3. stories
  4. storm
  5. radio
  6. collapsed

Original Text

This is a view taken along the summit ridge. Rob Hall, we heard by radio, was up here, at this point in the storm with Doug Hansen. And we heard that Rob was OK, but Doug was too weak to come down. He was exhausted, and Rob was staying with him. We also got some bad news in the storm that Beck Weathers, another climber, had collapsed in the snow and was dead. There were still 18 other climbers that we weren't aware of their condition. They were lost. There was total confusion on the mountain; all the stories were confusing, most of them were conflicting. We really had no idea what was going on during that storm. We were just hunkered down in our tents at Camp Three.

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