Did you know that – aside from tourist-focused amenities and the approach to the Vallée Blanche – there is a research laboratory at the Aiguille du Midi top-station? Imagine what it must be like to be a scientist working in that lab – surely one of the highest and most scenic in the world! Kelly Riis-Johannessen has spent a significant amount of time in the L’Ifremmont Mountain Lab researching preventive treatments for Acute Mountain Sickness. A multitude of factors took her to the top. Her degree in osteopathy and an MSc in Applied Sciences, combined with her passion for mountain sports and her curiosity about altitude-induced illnesses, led her to join a team of like-minded researchers at the laboratory. Together, they are pursuing new approaches to treatment, under the banner of TAIA: Traitements Alternatifs de l’intolérance à l’Altitude. Join us on 8 December when Kelly talks about her research and gives us a little taste of what it’s like to conduct research at altitude.