Josep Tabernero, MD, PHD, MSc
When Josep Tabernero, MD, PHD, MSc, first climbed Mont Blanc in the summer of 2015, the journey to the “roof” of Europe tested his strength and endurance. Dressed warmly in winter hiking clothes, with snow crampons on his feet and a safety rope around his waist, Tabernero slogged for 2 days through a long and strenuous climb up snow-covered peaks and craggy rock. Pictures from the trip revealed intimidating sharp-angled crevasses of granite that he had to traverse. But when he finally reached the summit, his hard work was rewarded. Up in the cold, biting air, he and other hikers could see a commanding, majestic view: the rest of the Alps, clear blue sky, and clouds below their feet!
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