Fighting Alzheimer’s at Altitude: Scale the Mt. Everest Memory Challenge with Fusion-io and Nelson Dellis
Memory Quizzes Now Available Online as Two-Time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis Begins Final Ascent to the Top of Mt. Everest
SALT LAKE CITY, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Two-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis has begun his final ascent to the top of Mount Everest. Dellis and datacenter technology leader Fusion-io are teaming up to raise awareness of the importance of memory in our minds and datacenters by showcasing Dellis’ Mt. Everest Memory Challenge at www.fusionio.com/memorychallenge.
Dellis is climbing Mt. Everest to raise funds for the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Four psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis, a leading center for the study of human memory, are studying Dellis’ mental performance throughout his journey up and down the north side of Everest to determine the effect of altitude on his ability to recall information. A video of Dellis demonstrating techniques to memorize lists and a new Memory Challenge quiz are now available online to help everyone improve their memory: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/60918-fusion-io-climb-for-memory/
“Nelson has encountered treacherous conditions on his Mt. Everest climb so far, including freezing storms and even a fight among other climbers,” said Trip Hunter, Fusion-io Vice President of Marketing. “It has been inspiring to follow his incredible adventure online, and the excitement continues as Nelson begins to put his high performance memory to the test under high altitude and high stress situations.”
Dellis has already completed two acclimatization ascents from base camp at 17,060 feet to advanced base camp at 20,980 feet and camp 2 at 25,590 feet. This prepares Nelson and his team for the final climb through the “Death Zone” above 26,000 feet and to the top of Mt. Everest at 29,029 feet. To join Dellis and Fusion-io in the Memory Challenge adventure and test your own memory against a mental athlete climbing the world’s tallest peak, please visit www.fusionio.com/memorychallenge.
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