The next morning, exhausted from her long night and still suffering from a headache, she lay awake unable to sleep and unable to get warm. She dozed but couldn’t summon the strength to rise for breakfast. She tried to rouse herself but found she didn’t have the strength to stand. From the research she had done about high-altitude sickness, she knew she could be suffering from early hypothermia, maybe even pulmonary or cerebral edema. Hoping someone would notice her absence and come looking, she waited. No one came. Finally, by 10:30 she was having trouble breathing and called for help. One of the climbers came to her tent, and she asked that Jeff Mazeaud come see what was wrong.
Perhaps thinking that it would be easier to treat her with the medical supplies in his tent, Mazeaud said, “Tell her to come to me.”
But Julie couldn’t believe it. How can a team doctor not come?
And this is just one episode of the persistent bullying inflicted on Julie Tullis during this trip.
Seriously. WTF is wrong with these men??