Everest 1981

1981 American Medical Research Expedition, Nepal

Although scientific research has frequently been appended to mountaineering expeditions to Everest and elsewhere, this expedition was unique in that research— rather than a climbing goal— was the primary objective. The 1981 American Mountaineering Expedition to Everest (AMEE) was conceived, organized, funded, and carried out for purposes of physiological research in a low-oxygen environment. Per plan, physiological measurements were made at various elevations on the mountain, including the summit. In many cases these experiments were carried out in very demanding circumstances.

This journal includes daily observations made on the trek from Dololghat to Everest, as well as on the mountain.


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