A view of the Pyramid from above
Nima, one of our guides next to his photo of him on the summit of Everest
Busy place. Loads going on all the time... 14 hands at a minimum
Neck line processes
Good luck sleeping during the sleep studies!
Happy Birthday Sam... can't believe they made a cake without an oven!
Vascular function on high-altitude natives (one of our guides, Tsering)
Vascular function testing
Arterial line #57
Cardiac function on some high-altitude natives
Jugular line... no problem
Trans-esophageal thermister... not so fun.
Keaton Murphy (UBC undergrad student), drawing blood from his classmate Ryan Hoiland. Don't worry, Dr. David MacLeod is in the background supervising.
Echo Mike working hard to find my heart
Brain blood flow (yellow box), echocardiography (Echo Mike), blood samples (the white mat), ventilatory control (blue tube in my mouth)... An easy day!
I wasn't the only one who was sick!
Sunrise over Everest
Khumbu Glacier with base camp on the left- you can see loads of yellow tents
Proof that I made it and a shot of the beard.
The Everest Massif- it's the black one in behind
Kala Patar with Everest in the background
The crew on the last day, right before we started to head down.
How are we going to get this stuff back home?
No planes, no problem. Helicopters all around!
Leaving Lukla by helicopter
Agriculture. Everything is hard in the Himalaya!
A few of us got left behind on the first trip... the middle of nowhere (Lamidanda) and we weren't sure if anyone was coming back for us.
Coming back into Kathmandu via helicopter
Home with my little ladies (gotta have a down jacket from Nepal!)