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May 25th, 2012

Summit

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The team summited just about when predicted…about 9:15 Central time last evening, but morning in Nepal. Emily Harrington’s Facebook page says “Stood on the top of the world this morning, en route back down safely.”  NatGeo reports all climbers are now safely back to Camp 4…and are splitting up after a rest…two starting for base […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face


May 24th, 2012

Summit Expected This Evening

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The North Face/NatGeo Everest team is now climbing the last leg of the ascent of the highest peak in the world. They left camp 4…and are estimated to summit about 7 pm Central Time tonight. Check out the latest from writer Mark Jenkins at the NatGeo blog. All are wearing monitors that are recording their position […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face


May 24th, 2012

"After" Tests Now Underway

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With many experiments it boils down to a “before” and an “after” — today was the after experience for North Face’s Derek Campbell and Mayo’s Joel Streed. They were both back in the lab on Mayo’s Rochester campus running through the same bank of tests they did before leaving for Everest over a month ago. […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 16th, 2012

Everest Ascent planned for 25th

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National Geographic and North Face have announced the decision to abandon the planned ascent on the West Ridge of Everest due to bad conditions. Conrad Anker, head of the expedition, hopes to climb with the team going up the Southeast Ridge. That group will leave base camp on the 21st, hoping to summit on the […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 15th, 2012

Reflections of Climbers on Research

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Research is continuing on the Everest climb. Yes, the Mayo team is back in Minnesota, but now the data crunching begins as equipment is being retrieved via one shipping outlet  or another on its way back from Nepal. At least two manuscripts will be started almost immediately. Back on Everest, the climbers have a two-week […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 5th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field 5-5-12

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Not even a fresh coating of snow could slow the team down this morning as they began what looks to be the last day of field testing. With the climbers in a holding mode, waiting for conditions to improve on the mountain there’s really no new data to […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


April 25th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field 1 4-25-12

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network After a few days of limited Internet connectivity, we’re back up and running (for now).  Today we’re in the village of Pheriche, and will be here for another day.  We’ll take a short trek to help in the acclimatization as we continue to push higher.  Currently we’re at […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology, The North Face


April 23rd, 2012

The Spine of the World

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Post by Amine Issa, Ph.D. When you are hiking up a trail with trekking poles, it’s really easy to get lost in the motions… to completely absorb yourself in the technique and enter a meditative state. I have never hiked before, but there is definitely something calming to listening to the sounds of the stream […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


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