BLOG: Ali Cobb 12th Aug 2010
Building the lab and starting the tests
After a hard day climbing to the Margherita Hut, all of Team A were in need of a well earned rest. Unfortunately, as we had to leave a day early from the Gnefetti hut due to the poor weather forecast, the rapid ascent to 4559m was particularly difficult and a couple of the team suffered and needed a day in bed. Thankfully today everyone is on the mend.
The last two days have been spent setting up the lab and starting the experiments. Jim Milledge began his echocardiogram study and Mark Edsell and Matt Sandborn started their neurology studies (more details to follow!). The cardiopulmonary exercise lab was set up in preparation for the CPEX tests to begin tomorrow morning. With breakfast finishing at seven we have little choice but to begin the experiments very early!
Other blogs by Ali Cobb:
Xtreme Alps leave the Margherita Hut
The final day for Xtreme Alps at the Margherita Hut
The packing begins at the Margherita Hut
The final day of CPEX testing for the Xtreme Alps Team
Yesterday was too good to be true...!
Day 1 of CPEX for Team B