Sylvain's Story

This was the highest climb for transplant recipients, thus setting a world record.

On November 18, 2004, Sylvain Bédard, heart transplant recipient, and Dave Smith, kidney transplant recipient left Montreal and joined forces with a multidisciplinary medical team to climb to the highest summit of Bolivia, the Sajama, a 6459 meter mountain. This was the highest climb for transplant recipients, thus setting a world record. In all, 6 climbers, 4 guides, 1 photographer and 3 cameramen took part in the expedition.