Helen McKenna is an anaesthetic trainee and research fellow at the University College London (UCL) Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE)

She is currently carrying out a translational research project at the Royal Free Intensive Care Unit, based on the discoveries from the previous Xtreme Everest expeditions. This involves testing the sickest patients in the hospital. This is her first exposure to high altitude.

My First High Altitude Study

Helen's test subjects

7th Apr 2017 // Nothing can dull my enthusiasm for my very first study of human physiology during ascent to high altitude. Especially a study that takes place during a trek celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Xtreme Everest research expedition to the summit of Mount Everest.

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