Charlie Houston, the physician who led the epic 1953 American expedition to K2, died on 27 September aged 96, at his home in Burlington, Vt.Houston pioneered the field of high-altitude medicine after an expedition up the world's second-highest mountain claimed the life of a fellow mountaineer.Houston's great legacy for mountaineers and trekkers emerged from his groundbreaking research in high altitude medicine. The publication in 1980 of Houston's Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains at last provided climbers and medics with a clear understanding of the cause and effect of the main types of altitude sickness, together with sound advice on staying healthy.Read the full obituary by Stephen Goodwin Obituary: Charles S. Houston Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf anschauen