Medical check-ups

After initiator Christian Hainz chose the team members in the 2010 summer months, all candidates were submitted to an extensive medical check-up. A sound state of health and no indications of critical illnesses were two of the key requirements for the team management to ensure a successful attempt without accidents.

Under the direction of Dr. Florian Margreiter (physician specialised in internal medicine), the athletes’ blood parameters as well as the functions of their metabolism and cardiovascular systems were tested at the Kolsana Tirol medical practice in Austria. None of the athletes suffers from critical illnesses.

At the same time, a framework of performance physiology parameters was drawn up to continue the screening process during the preparation. Click here to find out more >