APEX (Altitude Physiology Expeditions) is a globally renowned academic collaboration of medical researchers and physicians in Edinburgh. Founded in 2000 the organisation has previously conducted three research expeditions to Chacaltaya. The current expedition is led by a motivated group of senior medical students at the University of Edinburgh who will gain invaluable clinical and research experience, and will provide unique professional and cultural opportunities for a group of thirty five younger students. We aim to perform quality experiments to further understanding of the severe and often unappreciated risks of high-altitude, and importantly it is our goal to translate this knowledge to the practice of critical care medicine at sea-level, here in the UK. You can find more information about the apex group at www.altitude.org.
This summer, the APEX group are organising another expedition to high altitude, to test the effects on a group of volunteers. The volunteers have to pay all their own costs including flights, equipment and contributing to the cost of accommodation. The total cost will come in at around £1300. The webpage with details and updates about the expedition can be found at http://www.altitude.org/apex_4.php.
I'm James, a second year medical student who is deeply interested in medical research. With your generous sponsorship, you can sponsor my expedition and my involvement with valuable medical research. Every little helps, and your money could go towards anything from a shoelace on my boot to a connecting flight between Madrid and Chile!
Thanks for your time :)