Dhaulagiri: Nepal medical research expedition
· Service personnel from Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force will embark in April through to May 2016
· Dhaulagiri – ‘The White Mountain’ - is the seventh highest mountain on the planet
· Main team consists of 12 mountaineers attempting to climb 8,167m Dhaulagiri and 12 members within the High Altitude Development Team will climb 6,920m Tukuche Peak
· Teams will conduct high quality Adventurous Training in a unique and remote environment
· They will be conducting a number of medical research projects through the voluntary involvement of expedition members
· The expedition is supported by HRH the Duke of York as Patron and the Surgeon General as research patron
· TSG Associates have sponsored the expedition by providing the Xtract®2 as part of the teams equipment
We are proud to sponsor and support Dhaulagiri 2016, a Medical Research Expedition in the region of Nepal.
The expedition will take place during April and May 2016 that unites service personnel from the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
Expedition Overview and Aims
The overall purpose of the expedition is to “conduct high quality Adventurous Training in a unique and remote environment, whilst simultaneously conducting a number of medical research projects through the voluntary involvement of expedition members.” The collaboration and teamwork of servicemen and women will allow the expedition to set out on achieving the following aims:
· Conduct a number of high quality medical research projects through the voluntary involvement of expedition members
· Develop future mountaineers
· Climb an 8000m peak in a credible style
The expedition is made up of three teams; Main Team, High Altitude Development Team and the Trekking Team. Each team is made up of 12 members with Surg Cdr RN Adrian Mellor heading up the expedition.
· The Main Team will be attempting to climb 8167m Dhaulagiri in Alpine Style without oxygen
· The High Altitude Development Team (HADT) will climb Tukuche Peak at 6920m, a subsidiary peak on the Dhaulagiri massive
· The Trekking Team will be part of the overall expedition in terms of JSATFA but the administration will be devolved at unit level and they will be self-funding
We are looking forward to the expedition launch event in March and the deployment in March/April. We are especially anticipating the updates along the way and have supported the expedition by providing the Xtract™ as an essential bit of kit (although we do hope it remains tightly packed away!).