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What is the Death Zone?

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Another in our series on the science of the expedition, Dr. Jim McEachen, Mayo Clinic aerospace medicine fellow provides background [Editor’s note: this was written before the most recent deaths]  In 1998, the popular PBS series Nova reported an ominous piece of data.  For every six successful summits on Everest, one person will die.  The show was following […]

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Tragic news from Everest, but Team Begins Ascent

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At this writing the deaths of four climbers from various expeditions have been confirmed and a fifth climber remains missing on the upper levels of Mount Everest. The French news service lists the climbers as originating from China, Canada, South Korea and Germany.  The news stories attribute the deaths to complications from altitude sickness and […]

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Bringing it to the patient

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