Kangchenjunga Medical 1998
This was a follow-up to the British Mount Everest Medical Expedition (94/01) which put two climbers on the summit and collected a wealth of medical data, as well as determining the best way of disposing of human waste. On this occasion, the climbers failed to reach the summit of Kangchenjunga (8,586m) from the north due to bad weather and dramatic changes in terrain since its first ascent in 1979 by an Anglo-French team. Other climbing parties reached the eastern summit of Ramthang, 6,700m, and also Teng Kongma, 6,200m. Meanwhile the scientists and their long-suffering victims worked steadily through a large programme of tests with such efficiency that results were to be presented at a meeting of the Physiological Society only a month after the expedition returned to the UK.