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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hong Kong airport

Only a few more hours until we are home. It is a bit unfair of me to take a picture of Domhnall while he is sleeping but I figured that since he made the decision to stay in the airport until our flight - 10 hours, instead of going out and having some fun - that I am entitled!!! The fact that we were up all day until our flight at 2330 then we only had about two hours of sleep on the flight over is no excuse.

While we were waiting for our flight from KTM we ran into two researchers that were doing some research on altitude in the Everest region. They collected a lot of data unfortunately for me it was mostly on males.....16 males and only 2 females. 😞
I find that Domhnall and I not only acclimatize at different rates and we are strong/weaker at different elevations but we also do things differently when on the mountain. This can have the effect of either complimenting each other or it can be a source of friction.
It will be interesting to read their research paper which should be ready in about a year. Domhnall offered to be a lab rat for them, and although it is too late for this year it sounds like they are interested in studying him the next time he comes back from being at 8000m+.
See you all soon.

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