Expédition 5300

Scientific and humanitarian expedition to the highest city in the world

Expédition 5300

La Rinconada, Peru, in the heart of the Andes Mountain Range.
5300m of altitude. The highest city in the world. It is normally impossible to live there permanently. Yet 50,000 lives are born and grow up flirting with the impossible under extreme conditions with half as much oxygen as at sea level. A riddle for science. These inhabitants, gold diggers, suffer considerably from the lack of oxygen and have practically no resources on site.

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Supported by HP2 Laboratory, an international leader in altitude and hypoxia research. Nearly 15 experts to understand and help these inhabitants.

La Rinconada is the highest city in the world at an altitude of 5300 m, where more than 50,000 people live.

Understanding the mechanisms adaptation to altitude to heal deficient patients of oxygen. Assist the local population with logistical and medical support.

To better treat and understand diseases related to oxygen deficiency and to advance research in other areas: technology, space,....

Reconstruction of a large-scale human physiology and biology laboratory in the heart of Rinconada to help the population.

After a first expedition in February 2019, the adventure continues! Expedition 5300 returns to Rinconada in February 2020.

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Our scientists - Expedition 2020

Samuel Vergès

LABORATORY HYPOXIA PHYSIOPATHOLOGY (HP2)

Stéphane DOUTRELEAU

LABORATORY HYPOXIA PHYSIOPATHOLOGY (HP2)

Aurélien Pichon

LABORATORY MOBILITY AGING AND EXERCISE

Emeric Stauffer

Inter-University Laboratory of Motor Biology (LIBM)

Alessandra PINA

Italian doctor

Benoit Champigneulle

hospital practitioner specialising in anaesthesia-reanimation

Blandine Deschamps

High School of Health La Source (Lausanne)

Lucas Le Maire

sciences and techniques of physical and sports activities

Connor HOWE

LABORATORY MOBILITY AGING AND EXERCISE

Yann Savina

LABORATORY MOBILITY AGING AND EXERCISE

Gad Asher

Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Ivan HANCCO

Peruvian doctor

OUR COMMUNICATION STAFF

This expedition is covered by a duo of communication specialists in order to popularize our work and make you discover this unique city in the world.

Axel Pittet

COMMUNICATION MANAGER

Tom Bouyer

VIDEOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

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Let's keep in touch!

Expedition manager

Samuel VERGES

sverges@chu-grenoble.com
+33 4 76 76 76 68 60

Communication manager

Axel PITTET

axel@expedition5300.com
+ 33 6 46 21 10 87

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