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 Everest Base Camp (altitude 5,364 meters, 17,598 ft) on April 10, where the observations were made of altitude sickness scores and oxygen saturation.  On the way down toward Dingboche one of the other trekking team members developed high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and had to be evacuated by helicopter.  This cut short Dr. Moon’s trek, as he accompanied her to the medical facility in Kathmandu.

Dr. Monty Mythen, Chair of Anesthesia UCL and Daughter Charlotte, born at Duke

Dr. Monty Mythen, Chair of Anesthesia UCL and Daughter Charlotte, born at Duke

Everest Base Camp-Drs. Chris Young, Gene Moretti, Richard Moon. Peter Moon on Far Right

Everest Base Camp-Drs. Chris Young, Gene Moretti, Richard Moon. Peter Moon on Far Right

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Dr. Gene Moretti Cracks a Joke during Breakfast at Everest Base Camp

Dr. Gene Moretti Cracks a Joke during Breakfast at Everest Base Camp

Dr. Chris Young Enters AMS Score on Tablet Computer

Dr. Chris Young Enters AMS Score on Tablet Computer

HACE Victim Exiting Helicopter Lukla

HACE Victim Exiting Helicopter Lukla

ChrisEverest Team Reaches Base Camp