The Everest Test was to take place on a plateau next to Everest Base Camp at 5200m above sea level. The idea was to haul 30 players, three umpires, 10 supporters, an artificial wicket and all the cricket kit needed up to the plateau to play a game of Twenty20. We were also raising money for a couple of charities through sponsorship.
The expedition had snowballed in size and they needed a medical team. Although I didn’t have any formal expedition qualifications I’d taken myself to Virginia earlier in the year to do an ATLS course (the difference in cost compared to the UK course paid for the flight) and at medical school I’d taken part in an altitude research expedition to Bolivia (www.apex-altitude.com). After a couple of phone interviews I was in.
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