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.
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
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.