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Research in Nepal

Eric takes blood from one of the research subjects

14th Apr 2017 // The hum of a diesel generator drones on through the thin walls and fumes enter the room through poorly sealed windows. Ringing bells announce the arrival of yet another string of yaks, one of the main means of commerce. I can see my breath indoors as we slowly set the room, battling hypoxia. Welcome to Pheriche, Nepal; welcome to the front lines of high altitude clinical research.

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Yeah, no don’t put me down for cardio

In happier, non sick times

11th Apr 2017 // Before coming on this trip, I knew that I wasn’t tip top fitness, and was carrying an extra muffin top (or two), but I never realised that I would struggle as much as I have done over the last few days.

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How to get a free ride to Tengboche

8th Apr 2017 // After a long period of rest in Namche Bazaar we were off on our way to Everest base camp again.  I was walking along the trail with Brad, with only a couple of the team ahead of us.  We stopped for what we thought was going to be a quick water stop just beside the first lodge along the path.  I noticed two Sherpas heading towards us dragging a man who looked pretty unwell.  They stopped on the path opposite us and I quickly headed over to see if I could be of any help.  

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