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Expedition Reports

Every MEF-supported expedition is required to submit a report to the foundation. We have archived these reports so that they can be of use in research and the planning of future expeditions. Listed below are summary pages for every expedition that the MEF has supported with links to their complete expedition reports. Expeditions can be refined by geographical area and purpose, browsed using the map below or searched using the search box in the menu bar.


274 Expeditions found


Map of Expedition Reports

The Pico del Oro Plateau Caving Expedition 2023

Ref: 23/18
August - September 2023
Pete Talling, José Antonio De Pomar Cáceres, Gareth Davies, Chris Densham, Dominik Frohlich, Mike Futrell, Rene Haemers, Martin Holroyd, Andreas Klocker and Boaz Langford
Building on the observations of previous, smaller expeditions, this party set out to explore the Pico del Oro Plateau in northern Peru which, because of its elevation, limestone composition and the re Read more

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Late Glacial and Holocene Glaciation in Tierra del Fuego

Ref: 23/11
November - December 2023
Carla Huynh, Andy Hein, Rob Bingham and Juan-Luis Garcia
In late 2023, this team of four researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Universidad Católica de Chile undertook fieldwork on two islands in Tierra del Fuego. Having sampled 34 quartz-rich roc Read more

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Impacts of Mining on Glacier Change in the Central Chilean Andes

Ref: 23/02
April - May 2023
Charlotte S. Curry, Christiaan R. Diemont, Claudio A. Bravo and Benjamin A. Robson
This research expedition set out with the intention of gathering data to better aid the understanding of long and short-term glacial change in the Olivares Basin, including any effects from nearby min Read more

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Altitude Physiology EXpedition (APEX) 6

Ref: 22/32
June - July 2022
Dr Oliver Vick, Dr Alastair Woodhead, Dr Suzanne Green, Dr Isla Petrie, Dr Katie Flower, Dr Ben Warrick and 32 undergraduate students
This scientific expedition from the University of Edinburgh travelled to La Paz in Bolivia and onward to a high-altitude laboratory at Huayna Potosí. The aim of the expedition was to collect physiolog Read more

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Jorge Montt Glacier Ski Expedition

Ref: 19/30
September - October 2019
Marian Krogh, Stephanie Jones and Gabrielle Degagne
This team of three had the joint objectives of exploring the northern portion of the southern Patagonian ice field and to access and explore on ski the southern icefield by way of glacier Chico, skiin Read more

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Novel Remote Sensing of Glacial Change

Ref: 19/13
September 2019
Liam Taylor, Duncan Quincey, Mark Smith, Lee Brown, Joshua Chambers, Joshua Wolstenholme and Michael Grimes
The expedition from the University of Leeds travelled to Peru in order to test a novel remote sensing system for providing real-time assessment of glacial change. The data once published should help i Read more

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Avellano Valley

Ref: 18/03
January 2018
Freja Shannon, Michelle O’Loughlin, Sasha Doyle
Recipients of both the Julie Tulis and Alison Chadwick awards, this team of three women travelled to The Avellano Valley in Northern Patagonia where they hoped to establish a new line on the Avenali T Read more

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South West Face of Huaguruncho

Ref: 17/37
November 2017
James Monypenny and Harry Mcghie
The intended aim of the expedition was to climb the central spur of the SW face of Huaguruncho in Peru, a mountain first climbed by a team including George Band and Mike Westmacott in 1956. After accl Read more

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APEX 5 – Altitude Research Expedition

Ref: 17/20
June 2017
University of Edinburgh
This was the latest in a series of scientific expeditions carrying out research into aspects of the human response to hypoxia. Blood samples were taken from a large team of student volunteers before a Read more

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Patagonia Expedition

Ref: 17/09
January - February 2017
Peter Graham and Uisdean Hawthorn
Objectives were various first ascents on peaks in the Fitzroy massif, Patagonia. The team was based in Chaltén for two months but due to the particularly bad weather they were not able to attempt any Read more