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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.

Latest News
Kn02wledge VII Programme

09/05/12: KnO2wledge VII Joint meeting of Xtreme Everest and the Nepal Mountain Medicine Society. Saturday 19th May 2012. Programme.


Do children respond differently from adults to low oxygen levels?

27/04/12: Xtreme Everest plans to take children aged 8 and over on a research expedition to the the Everest region next year.

Everest Expedition Reveals Muscle Changes at Altitude

18/04/12: More research from the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition has been published this month in the prestigious FASEB Journal.

Knowledge VII conference May 19th 2012

22/03/12: Joint meeting of Xtreme Everest and the Nepal Mountain Medicine Society to be held in Kathmandu

Dr Dan Martin featured in BBC programme

07/02/12: Dr Dan Martin, one of our Senior Lecturers will be featuring in a programme on BBC2 tomorrow evening (Tuesday 7th) at 9pm.

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Mingma and Pasang Thurka
Kay Mitchell
9th May 2012

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

Getting ready for the Christmas Break! read>

Kay Mitchell
26th Nov 2009

Talking it up read>


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