Mount Everest Foundation
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Blackspur Makalu Expedition

Though this expedition was unsuccessful in its main objective of traversing Makalu, two members made a first ascent of the W face of Kangchuntse (Makalu II). The accompanying nutritional expert brought back a detailed valuable report on the 'Nutritional and Calorific Intake on a High Altitude Expedition', drawing the conclusion, inter alia, that periods of rest at Base Camp should be used to restock the high protein, fat and carbohydrates that are vital to replenish body glycogen and fat reserves for continued extreme high- altitude activity.

Andy Fanshawe with Vic Saunders, Mike Woolridge, Rob Collister, Lindsay Griffin, Hamish Irvine, Gill Irvine, Ulric Jessop, Calvin Torrans and Steve Sustad

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