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  Everest 2007:  Everest Freestyle Expedition


 

In late January of 2003, Phill Michael committed to having his Aortic Valve replaced with a Medtronic Freestyle Valve. Now he is fulfilling a lifelong goal to demonstrate to the public how someone who has undergone major cardiac surgery can climb their way to the top of the World.

The Everest Freestyle Expedition will make an ascent of the North Ridge route of Mount Everest to its summit.

Four main goals of this expedition include:

- Showing how science and medicine allow people to do extraordinary things.

- Bring cultural awareness about Nepal and Tibet- and their respective populations.

- Promoting environmental awareness and clean up on the mountain.

- Inspiring people to achieve their goals.

By using interactive video conferencing, matched with podcasts, the team will be communicating with numerous individuals, schools and institutions around the Globe. The latest satellite technology and broadband internet connections with bring the journey into homes, classrooms and offices.

Phill's journey to Mount Everest's summit in 2008 will begin in spring 2007 with a trip to Advanced Base Camp. Goals for this first trip will be to test communications equipment for the interactive classroom, develop curriculum, test the physiology of team members and gain a better understanding of the mountain for the 2008 summit bid.

 
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