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Research in Nepal

Eric takes blood from one of the research subjects

14th Apr 2017 // The hum of a diesel generator drones on through the thin walls and fumes enter the room through poorly sealed windows. Ringing bells announce the arrival of yet another string of yaks, one of the main means of commerce. I can see my breath indoors as we slowly set the room, battling hypoxia. Welcome to Pheriche, Nepal; welcome to the front lines of high altitude clinical research.

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Yeah, no… don’t put me down for cardio

In happier, non sick times

11th Apr 2017 // Before coming on this trip, I knew that I wasn’t tip top fitness, and was carrying an extra muffin top (or two), but I never realised that I would struggle as much as I have done over the last few days.

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My First High Altitude Study

Helen's test subjects

7th Apr 2017 // Nothing can dull my enthusiasm for my very first study of human physiology during ascent to high altitude. Especially a study that takes place during a trek celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Xtreme Everest research expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

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Until the 10th Anniversary of the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition!