Our integrated model of oxygen physiology has been rewritten and is now online at prognosis.org/physiology.

Have you, or someone you know, ever suffered from HAPE (high altitude pulmonary oedema)? If so, please visit the HAPE Database today to find out more, or click to register.
Tragic death in Peru
Every year we are contacted in connection with tragedies in the mountains. Understandably, many people choose not to speak out about the loss of their loved ones. We are grateful to those who do, because the best way to prevent more people from dying is to publicise the risks.

Please take the time to read some of the accounts of deaths at high altitude on this website, and this brave report from a son, describing how he lost his father in Peru in May 2012.

 The Alto Irpavi velodrome in La Paz, Bolivia, is at an altitude of 3400m. Because of the low air pressure, it is the fastest velodrome in the world. Scottish cyclist Chris Hoy smashed the flying 500m world cycling record there in May 2007 with an astonishingly fast time of 24.758 seconds.


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Last modified 16th November 2010