Expedition Bolivia: Overcoming Altitude Sickness
The Expedition Bolivia i2P team pushed through altitude sickness and 12,000-foot-plus elevations Monday to tackle a 41km run. Yesterday they were right back it, logging another 37km. The team dealt with high winds and some minor tendonitis but still took the time to conduct a few science experiments in the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, where they extracted and enriched lithium.
The experiments are in recognition of the United Nations International Year of Chemistry. i2P is an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning and inclusion and participation in expeditions. The team plans to continue running through May 22, covering nearly 200 miles across Bolivia. For more on Expedition Bolivia, see Outside's recap of day 1 or the i2P web site.