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Caudwell Xtreme Everest is a research project coordinated by the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine (CASE) - doctors and scientists studying human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments to increase our understanding of critically ill patients.

The group placed a research team on the summit of Mount Everest in May 2007 and made the first ever measurement of the level of oxygen in human blood at 8400m, on the balcony of Everest. This was the centrepiece of an extensive and continuing programme of research into hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and human performance at extreme altitude aimed at improving the care of the critically ill and other patients where hypoxia is a fundamental problem.

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Xtreme Alps - Sea Level Testing

20/07/10: Members of the Xtreme Alps team met last weekend to commence the sea level testing prior to our ascent to the Margherita Hut.

Giants of altitude research present for Caudwell Xtreme Everest

13/05/10: Caudwell Xtreme Everest were delighted to host some of the "giants of altitude research" at the Kn02wledge V conference.

Wellcome Institute podcast with CXE researcher

19/04/10: Dr Dan Martin was interviewed by the Wellcome Institute for one of its 'Packed Lunch' events. The entire interview is now available as a podcast.

Plenary Lecturer announced

25/03/10: Caudwell Xtreme Everest are delighted to announce that John West will deliver the opening lecture at Knowledge V, and John Severinghaus will deliver the Plenary Lecture later the same day.

Knowledge V Conference now booking

19/01/10: The fifth annual KnO2wledge conference will be held on the 11th and 12th of May 2010.

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Training near Mt Blanc, Chamonix
Kay Mitchell
23rd Dec 2009 1 message

Getting ready for the Christmas Break! read>

Clothing supplied by Mountain Equipment
Kay Mitchell
26th Nov 2009

Talking it up read>

Kay Mitchell
23rd May 2009 3 messages

Everest Summit Anniversary read>

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