Leo Lloyd reaches a lofty goal every year

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Leo Lloyd reaches a lofty goal every year

Durango EMS captain shares stories of emergency response service
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Leo Lloyd with Donaru Sherpa in during a training event in January in Nepal. Donaru Sherpa has 10 ascents on Mount Everest.
Leo Lloyd in Napal, with 22,400-foot Ama Dablam in the background. Lloyd trekked three days into Phortse, where he trained Sherpas in January at over 13,000 feet of elevation.
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A picture of Phortse where the Khumbu Climbing Center is located with Mount Everest, Earth’s tallest peak at more than 29,000 feet, in the background. Leo Lloyd spent January in Napal at Phortse teaching rope rescue and climbing techniques to sherpa climbers.
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Students practicing lowering a patient in a SKED stretcher with an attendant down an ice fall in Nepal.
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A Nepali student demonstrates a multi-point anchor system in ice.
Members of Durango Fire Protection District’s Technical Rescue Team, which Leo Lloyd coordinates, train in Cascade Canyon, where they performed 14 rescues last year. Lloyd said the team preplans and trains at Cascade because many people get stranded in the area.
Leo Lloyd, EMS training captain for Durango Fire Protection District, has lived in Durango since 1980 and been a practitioner of emergency medicine for more than 32 years. He has been an EMT, a paramedic, a flight nurse and an EMS captain at DFPD, as well as an international technical rescue instructor.

Leo Lloyd reaches a lofty goal every year

Courtesy of Leo Lloyd

Leo Lloyd with Donaru Sherpa in during a training event in January in Nepal. Donaru Sherpa has 10 ascents on Mount Everest.
Leo Lloyd in Napal, with 22,400-foot Ama Dablam in the background. Lloyd trekked three days into Phortse, where he trained Sherpas in January at over 13,000 feet of elevation.
Courtesy of Leo Lloyd

A picture of Phortse where the Khumbu Climbing Center is located with Mount Everest, Earth’s tallest peak at more than 29,000 feet, in the background. Leo Lloyd spent January in Napal at Phortse teaching rope rescue and climbing techniques to sherpa climbers.
Courtesy of Leo Lloyd

Students practicing lowering a patient in a SKED stretcher with an attendant down an ice fall in Nepal.
Courtesy of Leo Lloyd

A Nepali student demonstrates a multi-point anchor system in ice.
Members of Durango Fire Protection District’s Technical Rescue Team, which Leo Lloyd coordinates, train in Cascade Canyon, where they performed 14 rescues last year. Lloyd said the team preplans and trains at Cascade because many people get stranded in the area.
Leo Lloyd, EMS training captain for Durango Fire Protection District, has lived in Durango since 1980 and been a practitioner of emergency medicine for more than 32 years. He has been an EMT, a paramedic, a flight nurse and an EMS captain at DFPD, as well as an international technical rescue instructor.
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