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Items Tagged ‘North Face’

May 4, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-4-12)

By Mystery User

From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network It was back to task this morning, as we ran the climbers through an abbreviated series of testing.  This was also most likely the final round of physical testing that the climbers will go through before heading to the summit. In the picture below, Hilaree O’Neill completes her […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 3, 2012

Audio Report from Mount Everest

By Mystery User

The Internet was not accessible today on Mount Everest, so correspondent Joel Streed filed his dispatch the old fashioned way – he phoned it in. 5-4-12 updated… internet has been restored.  Here are some pictures from yesterday hike.    

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Tags: altitude research, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 2, 2012

Base Camp research plans

By Mystery User

From Bruce Johnson, Ph.D. Very limited access to email, but all is well, the team is healthy and the study going great.  Lots of winds, evacuations; the glacier we are camped on has moved about 5 feet since we first arrived.  You can hear it cracking like ice fishing on a Minnesota lake.  We will […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, North Face, physiology


May 1, 2012

Audio message from Conrad Anker on Everest

By Mystery User

Conrad Anker, lead climber of the North Face-National Geographic Everest expedition sent this audio report today: Conrad Anker message  (2.:21) More information on the climb is available on the respective National Geographic and The North Face expedition sites.

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Tags: altitude research, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face


May 1, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-1-12)

By Mystery User

It’s May day…  The first of the month, and now that Conrad, Sam, Emily, Hillaree and the other climbers in the group have rotated back down to base camp, it’s a day to run them through the field testing so that there are data points to compare with their baseline scores gathered in Rochester a […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face


May 1, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-2-12) How do they do that?

By Mystery User

There have been many comments about our updates and how we can accomplish this from someplace as remote at Mt. Everest. The secret is satellites.  The entire expedition is using two satellite phone configurations that provide data transmition called BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network).  They’re supplied by the Satellite Phone Store. Now it’s not quite as […]

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


April 30, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (4-30-12)

By Mystery User

From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Nobody ever expected this expedition to be easy.  Conducting medical research near the top of the worlds highest point certainly creates challenges.  Mother nature is one of those obstacles that the team is having to overcome.  The extreme temperatures are playing games with both equipment and the researchers.  […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face


April 29, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (4-29-12)

By Mystery User

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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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


April 28, 2012

Entire team arrives; Climber Cory Richards evacuated

By Mystery User

Update from multiple sources:  The rest of the Mayo research team and other trekkers in their group arrived at base camp today, so now all six Mayo expedition members are together again.  Shortly after their arrival, North Face/National Geographic climber/photographer Cory Richards was evacuated due to altitude sickness. Details on that are available on the […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


April 27, 2012

Mayo Team Reaches Base Camp

By Mystery User

We have received a brief satellite phone call from Joel Streed. Five of the nine members in the Mayo trekking team has reached base camp. The other four will follow, arriving tomorrow. They arrived in the late afternoon, had dinner and turned in for a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow they will set up the lab […]

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Tags: mountain climbing, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


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