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April 29th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

A Poor Man's Oscar Speech

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From Bryan Taylor, Ph.D.
 So, here we are. Mount Everest base camp, 17,500 feet above sea level, blood oxygen saturation level of 70-80% (it’s 95-100% at sea level), plus an elevated 
heart rate. Sleeping, poorly, in a tent at sub-zero temperatures on a
glacier that has shifted approximately 30 feet in the last month! Sounds like […]

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Dispatch from the Field (4-29-12)

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Climber Cory Richards, who is resting safely in hospital, wanted us to clarify that his illness was not altitude sickness, but a diagnosis is still forthcoming. Updates on his situation will come first on the National Geographic site.  After yesterday’s disappointing news about Cory’s evacuation, the team turned its focus to the job at hand, […]

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