Peak Experience was the ultimate sleepover for kids ages 10-12. In a unique program, forty children — roped together alpine-style — confronted the challenges of climbing Mt. Everest.
During an ‘ascent’ guided by wilderness and environmental medicine Jay Lemery, as well as Everest veterans, and scientists, participants explored the many scientific aspects of mountaineering — from the medical and physiological demands placed upon climbers to the physics of mountaineering. No adults were permitted.
Emergency physician and avid outdoorsman, Jay Lemery is an authority on the effects of wilderness exposure on the human body. He is known for research on treatments for conditions resulting from high altitude climbing, natural and environmental disasters, and the exposure to other extreme environments. He is an assistant professor and the director of wilderness and environmental medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College as well as an assistant professor at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.