Expedition 2016 - Chimborazo, Ecuador

On January 16th 2016, BMRES took 24 subjects to Ecuador. Our destination was the Whymper Hut at 5,000m above sea-level, last visited by the group in 1979- see the expedition archives for report and pictures. We performed further studies on exercise,... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 2012 - Jangothang, Bhutan

A Short Walk with the Thunder Dragon BMRES Bhutan Expedition Report, Spring 2012 Yashvi Wimalasena BMRES Team: Alex Wright, Chris Imray, Jo Bradwell, Ian MAcLennan, Ian Chesner, Sarah Clarke, Colin Chan, Mark Edsell, Mark Wilson, Steve Myers, Yashvi Wimalasena, Will... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 2008 - Parinacota, Chile

November 2009 saw the BMRES embark on their 13th major expedition, with a group of 25 members, ranging from 26 to 72 years old, headed to Arica in Chile, South America. Arriving in Santiago, the team had an initial day... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 2005 - Ladakh, India

A most successful and enjoyable expedition to Ladakh was undertaken by 17 members. Research was based at 3450m in Leh where observations were made on arrival and after acclimatisation. Repeat of the exercise protocol done in Bolivia was extended to... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 2002 - Chacalataya, Bolivia

Bolivia is not the country to choose for baseline observations at sea level but arrival in La Paz gives one the opportunity of acute hypoxia studies at approx 3500m. Fifteen members were joined by Steve Harris and Steve Myers from... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1999 - Kanchenjunga, Nepal

Members: Leader Jo Bradwell Deputy leader Alex Wright. John Simmons, Chris Imray, Peter Forster, Peter Hillenbrand, John Milles, Maggie Beazley, Helen Hoar, Brian Johnson, Jim Evans, Damian Mole, Tim Clarke, Sarah Clarke, (honeymoon couple!) Daniel Simmons, Belinda Simmons, Robert Major,... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1997 - Paso del Aqua Negra, Chile

Chile is a beautiful country, and for altitude research has the added advantages of good, rapid access to high altitude from a baseline at sea level- plus another escape from the cold and dark of January in Northern Europe. Locals... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1993 - Mt. Everest, Nepal

Spring at the beginning and end and snow at higher altitude made this a memorable trek in the famous Nepalese approach to Everest through Namche, past Ama Dablam, through Pheriche to Gorak Shep (5164m). Experiments included measurement of changes in... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1990 - Aconcagua, Argentina

At 6862m Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside Asia. We trekked from the sulphurous springs of Puente del Inca (2740m) via Confluenia, Plaza de Mulas (4370m) to one of our highest top camps at Nido de Cóndores (5570m). Mules... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1987 - Karakoram, Pakistan

The interesting journey via Islamabad and Skardu with views of Nanga Parbat, mighty rivers, apricots drying, mulberries dropping off the trees and walnuts ripening, ended in a meadow of orchids for our baseline experiments in the village of Hushe, The... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1984 - Rupina La, Nepal

Research: Sleep studies in collaboration with John Coote and A Nicholson (RAF) Acetazolamide and exercise Changes in muscle mass The effect of acetazolamide and altitude on red cell 2,3 diphosphoglycerate. Members: Jo Bradwell Martin Bradwell John Coote Frank Davies Nev... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1982 - Mt. Kenya, Kenya

There is something very special leaving UK in January and travelling to the equator.20 members thoroughly enjoyed the Kenyan highland experience and in the game parks afterwards. On the mountain we saw colobus and sykes monkeys and, after traversing the... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1979 - Chimbarazo, Ecuador

Our aim was the recently opened Refugio Edward Whymper (5000m) with access to the summit of Chimborazo (6310m) which was first climber by Whymper in 1880 (see Travel amongst the Great Andes of the Equator). The summit at 1o south... Read The Full Article >>

Expedition 1977 - Thorong La, Nepal

The first expedition was in Nepal, with 17 subjects trekking 200 miles from Pokhara, through the Kali Gandaki, the deepest canyon in the world, to Mukhtinath and the Thorong La pass on the north side of Annapurna. The circuit of... Read The Full Article >>

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