Xtreme Everest is a research project coordinated by the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) - doctors and scientists studying human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments to increase our understanding of critically ill patients.
We have analysed data from previous medical research studies at altitude in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013. The results have increased our understanding of how our bodies respond to low oxygen environments, and we have already started to use this knowledge to alter the care we give to critically ill individuals.
2017 marks ten years since our original Xtreme Everest research trek and our summit of Mount Everest. As part of our celebrations we will be hosting a series of events which include:
- A return to Nepal to share our knowledge with the Sherpa community
- Knowledge 10, hosted this year in conjunction with the Royal Society of Medicine
- A special lecture being held at the Royal Geographical Society 23/05/17
Further information about the events above and others we have planned will be shared on our website and other social media accounts. We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with all our supporters.