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XXIV.1 January - February 2017
Page: 58
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Adventure and technology: An earthquake-interrupted expedition to Mt. Everest


Authors:
Florian Mueller, Sarah Pell

  On March 31, 2015, Sarah Jane Pell left our lab to summit Mt. Everest. Her planning required years of physical and mental training, logistical preparation with expert advisors, and competency in using alpine equipment as well as adventure and media technology. Her goal was to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest to explore extreme performance as part of her ongoing research arts practice. Sarah’s background is in novel technology-supported performance research in a range of extreme environments, such as underwater, in remote locations, or in space-analogue conditions. She chose Mt. Everest as an extreme location for field research…




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