Mount Everest Still Holds Mysteries For Scientists

On his upcoming trip to Mount Everest, mountaineer Conrad Anker will team up with geologist Dave Lageson to remeasure the peak’s exact altitude — a stat scientists still dispute. Physiologist Bryan Taylor will also be in Nepal to monitor how Anker’s blood, brain and muscles respond to the thin Himalayan air.

Segment Guests

Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker is a North Face Climber and Athlete Team Captain. He’s based in Bozeman Montana.

Bryan Taylor

Bryan Taylor is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. He’s based in Rochester, Minnesota.

David Lageson

David Lageson is a Professor of Structural Geology at Montana State University. He’s based in Bozeman, Montana.