Unlikely heroes

I’m frequently inspired by my friends and clients; when people do things that push them despite everything.

I’m not one to idolise the privileged.

However, I’ve just finished Everest, The First Ascent by Harriet Tuckey. It’s about her father, Griffith Pugh. It’s a critical biography of a deeply flawed genius and a fascinating account of some of the early British Himalayan expeditions.

But what has inspired me the most is the number of things he could rightly lay claim to having invented. As I see it the following were his ideas:

  • High altitude oxygen protocols
  • Same for hydration
  • Down jackets
  • Thermarests
  • Hypothermia treatment
  • Running shorts
  • Trainers
  • Peaked visors that are not hats
  • Post fracture rehab
  • Modern physiotherapy

And more.

It’s a great read. Highly recommended.

Link below.

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