HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH EXPEDITION: BOLIVIA, 2021
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 2021 after being postponed due to COVID-19...
The APEX 6 expedition will begin on in La Paz (3700m) for an initial acclimatisation period of 5 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.
RESEARCH DURING APEX 6
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Apex 6 will be lead by five Medical Students from the University of Edinburgh.
APEX6 has recruited a fantastic group of volunteers. Meet the rest of the team!