Jean Turner, Climbing Expedition.
Thu 11th October 2012
Jean has organised a medical project which involves taking a group of young-to-old people of both sexes up a Hill in Nepal.
She is an extremely fit local retired surgeon in her 70s who has organised a medical project which involves taking a group of young-to-old people of both sexes up a Hill in Nepal. Mera Peak is 6476m/21225ft and its a trek rather than a climb with only a small amount of actual 'climbing' near the top. It about 2000 feet higher than I've been before. Non-invasive tests will be carried out throughout the ascent in the hope some light can be shed on what Jean describes as a 'gap in the knowledge of the effects of altitude.' This she will be explaining. The pictures above show a sherpa who has climbed Everest 13 times without oxygen and a climber suffering from altitude sickness being carried on the back of a Sherpa, sitting in a basket and completely 'out of it.'
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