HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH EXPEDITION: BOLIVIA, 2020
APEX was founded by medical students at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Since then, hundreds of students have taken part in expeditions investigating the effect of altitude and hypoxia on the human body. The latest expedition, APEX 6, will be in June 2020...
The APEX 6 expedition will begin on 1st July in La Paz (3700m) for an initial acclimatisation period of 3 days, before we ascend to our base on Huyana Potosi (4700m). We will stay on Huyana Potosi for 8 days.
Data and sample collection will be carried out during the acclimatisation phase in La Paz and throughout our time at Huyana Potosi.
The expedition will conclude on our return to La Paz on 10th July.
RESEARCH DURING APEX 6
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Apex 6 will be lead by six Medical Students from the University of Edinburgh.
We will be recruiting 35 students from the University of Edinburgh to be volunteers in our research expedition.
So you want to become a volunteer?
Are you a student at the University of Edinburgh? Would you like to travel to South America this summer? Then APEX6 is for you. Take a look at our volunteer information pack for information about being a volunteer and how to apply.
Volunteer information evening: our volunteer information evening will be held on Thursday 17th October. An event on facebook will be created in due course.
Volunteer information pack: please take a look at the volunteer information pack. It has key information on what it is like to be a volunteer and how to apply.