Two 4th year medical students Oliver Kemp and Neil Richardson Makalu in Nepal in 2003

  1. To carry out research into the use of Glyceryl Trinitrate (GTN) as a predictor of individual susceptibility to Acute Mountain Sickness during the trek to Base Camp
  2. To carry out research into the changes in haemodynamics of GTN at altitude
  3. To climb Mera Peak (6495 m) [see photo below]
  4. To climb Ombigaichan, also known as Puma Dablam or Jim's Peak (6250 m)
  5. Minimise environmental impact of the expedition to the region

The Mera Massif