Friday, April 13, 2012
A Mayo Clinic research team of physiologists will leave for Nepal and Mount Everest on Monday afternoon, April 16, from the Rochester, Minn., airport. The team of six will be available for photos and comments at 3:30 p.m. Central time in front of the airport at 7600 Helgerson Dr. SW.
The Mayo researchers will be conducting a range of scientific tests on a team of Everest climbers sponsored by The North Face and the National Geographic Society. They will return to Minnesota on May 15.
The Mayo team includes:
For background on the expedition and ongoing reports on its progress, the public may visit Mayo Clinic on Everest.
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