A Kiwi-based doctor is being credited with helping to save 23 lives
after the deadly avalanche at Everest base camp, despite being injured
British-born Rachel Tullet, an emergency doctor at
Christchurch Hospital, was swept on to a rock and buried under a layer
of ice crystals for several minutes in avalanche triggered by last
month's 7.9-magnitude Nepalese earthquake.
She had been volunteering at Everest ER, the medical tent at the mountain's base camp run by the Himalayan Rescue Association."