Title: James Milledge Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 455
Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material:
0.6 Linear feet
2 archives boxes
Date (inclusive): 1960 - 1981
The papers of James Milledge, a British high altitude physiologist and mountaineer. The collection includes diaries, databooks,
correspondence, and clipping files documenting Milledge's participation in the 1960-61, 1964, and 1981 expeditions to Mt.
Everest and the 1981 expedition to Mt. Kongur in eastern China. The correspondence is primarily between Milledge and his wife
and other family members during Milledge's different visits to Everest. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL
MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE and 3) EXPEDITIONS.
Milledge, James S.
James Milledge is a British physiologist educated at the University of Birmingham. Specializing in chest medicine, he was
on the staff of Christian Medical College from 1962 to 1972. Since 1972, he has been a scientific member of the the Medical
Research Council at Northwick Park Hospital and a consulting physician.
Milledge was a member of the 1960/1961 Silver Hut expedition to Mt. Everest, which was led by Sir Edmund Hillary. He spent
the winter months during that expedition at 5800 meters, studying the long term effect of high altitude on humans. In the
Second School House expedition to Everest in 1964, also led by Hillary, Milledge investigated some of the physiological differences
between Sherpas and lowlanders at high altitude. Milledge was also a member of the American Medical Research Expedition to
Everest, which was organized and led by John B. West in 1981.
James Milledge Papers, MSS 0455. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Collection is open for research.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Milledge, James S. -- Archives
Altitude, Influence of
China--Description and travel
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)--Description and travel
Konger Mount (China) -- Description and travel
Mountaineering -- China -- Konger Mount
Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineering expeditions -- China -- Konger Mount
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineering expeditions -- Himalaya Mountains
Nepal -- Description and travel
Physiologists -- Biography
Physiology -- History