The Everest climbers on the North Face-NatGeo team are trying out Mayo's monitoring devices while make other preparations in Katmandu, Nepal. The device, developed at Mayo, will help track their vital signs while on the mountain. To see them modeling the device -- and see their own photos from Nepal -- check out the visual portal at http://bit.ly/GYamDP <http://t.co/V6SqOQrs>
More news this week from Mayo Clinic on its research team -- research assistant Alex Kasak will also be going to Everest as part of the scientific expedition. Alex's background is in cardiology. He joins Drs. Johnson, Taylor, Issa and Summerfield and reporter Joel Streed, who will head for base camp in about two weeks.