Dark Ice Project
On Thursday 5th December 2013, a team of polar athletes who were attempting a 210-day unsupported expedition to the North Pole, visited the Xtreme Everest team at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health in London for their second day of testing.
The Xtreme Everest team, led by Dr. Ned Gilbert -Kawai, previously tested the four athletes in November 2013 and hoped to collect their third set of data in Greenland as soon as the Dark Ice team had completed their journey. The testing consisted of techniques and experimental methods similar to those used on Everest earlier that year.
We were delighted to work with the Dark Ice team as it offered an exciting opportunity for the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment (CASE) Medicine group to expand into other extreme environments that we had not yet studied. The Dark Ice team were due to begin their expedition to the North Pole shortly (beginning on 15th December 2013). Unfortunately, the team were unable to trek to the North Pole on that occasion due to a lack of solid ice.
Have a look at the gallery below to see images of the testing.