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October 11, 2012

Marlys T.

Marlys T.

With the help of Chris Coetzee, MD and Brad Moser, MD, Marlys T. was able to climb the highest free standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimananjaro. She visited Twin Cities Orthopedics Edina for foot pain that was bothering her just weeks before the climb. Marlys explained that "after Dr. Moser gave me the 'okay' to climb, I only had ten days to prepare." This involved training and shopping for gear. "Most people train for months" for such a climb, she said. "The extent of my training was a few times on the stair master and two six mile walks." Marlys hiked the Machame trek, the second most difficult of six treks. "I did not have any pain in my body until the very last day after I descended when my knees ached slightly," she said.