American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, High Altitude Research on Mount McKinley

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  • Publication Year: 1969

High Altitude Research on Mount McKinley. A research team from the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, studying the ecology of man at altitude, carried out a series of experiments on Mount McKinley during June and July. Testing camps were established at 14,300 feet and 17,200 feet on the West Buttress Route. Members of climbing groups participated in pre and post expedition physiological testing at the Institute in College, Alaska, and were tested on the mountain by the research team. Meteorological data were also collected. Members of the Institute research team were Dr. Peter Morrison, who directed the research, Art Davidson, who was the mountaineering leader, Dr. George Schumacher, Dr. John Edwards, Dr. James MacMahon, Joe Nava, Hank Marshall, Clarence Serfoss, Jerry Kreitner, and Steve Sayer.

Arthur L. Davidson, Jr.

Note: All dates in this section refer to 1968 unless otherwise stated.

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