A Celebration of Six Decades of Medicine on Everest

23rd May 2017

The upcoming special 10th Anniversary lecture online ticket sales are now closed. However, you will be able to purchase tickets on the door at the Royal Geographical Society from 6pm onwards.

The lecture takes place on the 23 May in the stunning Ondaatje Theatre, and will see us bringing together six decades of research from Everest in one presentation.

Xtreme Everest are proud to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for the evening, alongside Prof Mike Grocott and Dr Daniel Martin of the Xtreme Everest team:

  • Professor Thomas Hornbein
    Best known for his daring ascent of the dangerous West Ridge of Everest with his climbing partner Willi Unsoeld in 1963, Tom also helped to design a new mask, that after a chance meeting with the head of the Maytag Company become the now famous “Maytag” masks. Now retired from clinical practise, Tom still continues to climb and work on projects related to the political and safety side of mountaineering.

  • Professor Jim Milledge
    Co-author of the highly acclaimed High Altitude Medicine and Physiology book, Jim is known also for his work on the Silver Hut expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary and Griff Pugh. The Silver Hut team studied the long-term effects of high altitude, living at
    5800 m on the Mingbo glacier just east of Ama Dablam for nine months. As well as being part of this ground breaking research, Jim has the honour of being the only non American on the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Everest (AMREE) trip. As well as taking part in these two expeditions, Jim has worked extensively with the Xtreme Everest team.

  • Dr Annabel Nickol
    Annabel is a consultant at Oxford University Hospitals in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine, with a special interest in sleep and ventilation. As well as her clinical work Annabel also chairs the board at Medical Expedtions (MEDEX), which is a group that carries out altitude research and education. Her research interests including investigating different aspects of hypoxia inducible factor responses, including the role of iron in pulmonary vascular tone, and ventilatory drive in COPD.

  • Dr Xand & Dr Chris Van Tulleken
    Known widely as the Van Tulleken Twins, both Xand and Chris have climbed with the Xtreme Everest team in 2006 on Cho Oyu. Now famous for their numerous medical programmes on Channel 4 and BBC, they are best known for their work on the hugely popular CBBC programme Operation Ouch! which has won them two Baftas. When not on TV, Chris and Xand work with medial humanitarian organisation Doctors of the World. They will compèring the evening at the Royal Geographical Society.

For more information about the event, and how to book tickets, please see the information below. We look forward to welcoming you on the evening of the 23 May.

Event Details

  • Time
    6pm - doors open - there will be a cash bar in the Map Room
    7pm - 8pm - lecture takes place

  • Tickets
    Tickets cost £15.00 and can be purchased on the door. If you would like us to hold tickets for you, please email our events team with your name and amount of tickets you require.

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