Mt. Everest

Duke Xtreme Everest 2 Recap

In 10 days the team trekked 40 miles and climbed 8,300 feet to the final Everest Base Camp altitude of 17,651 feet, where the barometric pressure is typically 400 mmHg (slightly higher than one half of the normal atmospheric pressure at sea level). Before commencing their descent a few of...

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Everest Team Reaches Base Camp

The Duke team was happy to see former Duke faculty member Dr. Monty Mythen, chair of Anaesthesia at University College London.  He is shown here with his daughter Charlotte at the Namche Bazaar High Altitude Lab, altitude 3,440 meters, 11,286 ft. (Charlotte was born at Duke Hospital).  The team reached...

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Update from Pheriche

Update from Pheriche Nepal Xtreme Everest 2 trekkers have passed the 4000 meter mark and are now in Pheriche at 4270 meters (14,009 feet) in altitude. We are now on a scheduled 2 day “rest” as part of the acclimatization protocol. We spent 3 days in Namche where we were...

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Update from Namche

The team spent a couple of nights at the Summit Hotel in Kathmandu, where we were briefed on the journey by our trek leader. In the photo below are, from the left: Peter Moon Anna Grodecki (former Duke Fellow), Richard Moon, Petrus Fourie, Chris Young, Hementa Maharaj, Mike Teamby, Ken...

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