Two Pines Expeditionary Research
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Research

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

A non-exhaustive sampling of areas we are interested in. Below, see examples of the results of prior research efforts on Everest and Denali.


Human Physiology

Extreme environments place unusual demands upon the human body. Some of these are analogous to the stresses of severe illness. For this reason research expeditions to remote and austere environment have the potential to generate useful insights.



Remote Monitoring

Technology is making it easier to collect biometric data than ever before. See below for two examples of prior projects making use of novel technologies, wearable cardiac sensors and portable ultrasound units, to collect data where previously not possible.



other

Our research interests span a wide variety of fields. From the study of small mammal populations, fecal contamination of alpine water sources, to the testing of advanced life support systems, we have more ideas than time. If you have ideas of your own, reach out!


 
Summary of altitude induced changes in heart rhythms on Denali.

Summary of altitude induced changes in heart rhythms on Denali.

 
Ultrasound used up to 7800 m on Mt. Everest to detect pulmonary edema.

Ultrasound used up to 7800 m on Mt. Everest to detect pulmonary edema.

 

Photo: Measuring respiratory gases during exercise. Dingboche, Nepal. Courtesy Dave Ohlson.