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May 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

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One in a series of articles on the science of the expedition, this by Doug Summerfield, M.D. and Bryan Taylor, Ph.D. One interesting, and potentially very dangerous, component of Mountain Sickness is the development of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). HAPE occurs in ~6% of those who travel to altitudes above 14,000 feet and is […]

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Prelude to an Ascent

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The North Face/National Geographic climbers are nearing the end of their wait. Talk about patience! The weather seems to be allowing a small window at the end of the “season” for some ascents. The Mayo expedition team members, now back in Minnesota, [see TV interview with Dr. Bryan Taylor] will be watching with great interest […]

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