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Derek Bickerstaff

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Derek Bickerstaff MD FRCS FRCSEd FFSEM(UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Managing Director One Health Group

"I recently climbed Kilimanjaro and as part of my training I used JustBreathe to help with acclimatisation. On the mountain I did not have any altitude symptoms, just enjoyed the climb. Using JustBreathe was straight forward and I could see the benefits as I progressed with the programme. A welcome side effect was a great night sleep."

John Mayo

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John Mayo

"...As you recommended, I used justbreathe in order to prepare for trekking holiday to Nepal. The trek promised to be challenging in terms of altitude acclimatisation as it included Everest base camp (5600 Metres) and Kala Pattar (5545 Metres).

I joined an organised trip with Jagged Globe and took a Blood Oxygen monitor to measure my climatisation as we progressed up the Khumbu Valley. Strangely, the monitor became quite popular with the group. From the first night everyone wanted to test their readings and it became a ritual during our evening meals.

The monitor checked your pulse and blood oxygen reading. I was amazed to note that as soon as we left Lukla my blood oxygen reading was at least 5% higher than everyone else in the group. Also, this differential was retained right up the last testing at Gorak Shep (5220 Metres). Furthermore, I was the only person on the trip not to experience any form of altitude sickness even when my blood oxygen reading had dropped to 80% at Gorak Shep. Clearly my body had been trained to cope with the lower levels of oxygen.

The Pod ensured my acclimatisation to Everest Base Camp was exceptional and this certainly enhanced my enjoyment of the trip. I would wholeheartedly recommend that any prospective trekker or mountaineer uses the justbreathe System prior to exercising at altitude it certainly makes a big difference.

Thanks again to everyone at justbreathe for introducing me to this concept which has certainly helped my performance on high altitude trips0".

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Mick and Amanda, August 2006

"I used justbreathe to prepare me for the altitude to climb Kilimanjaro. I was in a group of 12 people; I was one of only four people in our group that reached the summit. I think it was a very worthwhile investment and will use it again.

Following the justbreathe course, we went to the Alps to climb Mont Blanc. Whatever difficulties we had on the climb, we didn't have to worry about acclimatising - justbreathe had done this for us!

Since using justbreathe, it has helped my asthma, I haven't used my inhaler which is a great bonus."

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