Wendy Yaeger R.N., a registered nurse, experienced mountain climber, and hiker, recently journeyed to the Anapurnna summit in the Himalaya Mountains in April of 2000. The expedition included mainly physicians. Most took oxymeters with them to measure the circulating blood oxygen levels during the climb. An oxymeter is a small instrument weighing less than a pound with an attachment that is placed on the fingertip and registers circulating blood oxygen levels. Wendy took 6 to 8 Microhydrin daily and measured her own blood oxygen levels. She reported from her journal notes that her oxygen level was maintained at a reading of 90 or the upper 80’s, indicating a sufficient blood oxygen level. Other climbers, not on Microhydrin, had more consistent oxymeter levels in the 70’s and 80’s, reaching the high 80’s or 90 rarely. Some climbers’ blood oxygen levels dropped to 50, which can occur at this altitude indicating very low oxygen concentration. At high altitudes, with diminishing atmospheric oxygen, taking Microhydrin appeared to help sustain and maintain more normal blood oxygen levels as compared to other climbers who were also monitored.
The main effect noticed was that she did not experience leg cramps that result from this type of climbing challenge. “I noticed a definite difference in that I had no leg cramping. I was mostly impressed with the way my body felt climbing every day. My muscles didn’t hurt.” She reached her highest accomplished elevation ever of 15,300 feet. We congratulate Wendy on this courageous mental and physical achievement.