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APEX (Altitude Physiology Expeditions) is a registered charity, founded in 2001, by medical students at the University of Edinburgh with the aim to conduct high altitude medical research expeditions the with objective of gaining insight on the effects of hypoxia on human physiology.


Since 2001, APEX has successfully run 6 expeditions to South America - most recently APEX 6 in June/July 2022, with APEX 7 currently being planned.


Our expeditions are renowned for their high quality, student-led research output; development of clinical academics. Previous APEX organising members and volunteers have gone on to become world-class researchers at a rate surpassing the specialist foundation program.


Your can find our most recent publications, previous expeditions and information and advice regarding altitude physiology here on our site.


APEX 7 is currently being planned for 2025. Meet the organising team and more.

Sponsorship and Grants

APEX 7 would like to thank the following organisations for their sponsorship and grants, without them the expedition would not be possible.

Click on the images to explore what they have to offer!

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