Caudwell Xtreme Everest - Exploring Human Physiology At Extreme Altitude
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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:

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.

Season's Greetings
23/12/09:  The Caudwell Xtreme Everest team would like to wish all of their sponsors, collaborators, and supporters a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2010.

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Kay Mitchell 23/12/09
Getting ready for the Christmas Break! - Read blog>
Kay Mitchell 26/11/09
Talking it up - Read blog>
Kay Mitchell 23/05/09
Everest Summit Anniversary - Read blog>
Kay Mitchell 20/05/09
Summit Success - Read blog>