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Mike makes his way to USA to deliver Xtreme Everest talk

4th Aug 2017 // Xtreme Everest is once again crossing the pond!

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Trekker shares the importance of adventure with a TedX talk

2nd Aug 2017 // Catherine Edsell spreads the importance of adventure during her TedX talk and how connecting with nature can inspire confidence. Full article>


Andrew talks all things Sherpa with the PNAS podcast

2nd Aug 2017 // Listen to Dr Andrew Murray talk about his recent Sherpa research with the team at PNAS Full article>


We need your feedback!

6th Jul 2017 // Xtreme Everest have just launched a survey to find out what we are doing well and what we need to improve on in terms of our social media and public outreach.

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Does hypoxia play a role in the development of sarcopenia in humans?

8th Aug 2017 // Xtreme Everest investigator Dr Liesl Wandrag has recently released a paper with other members of the team, looking at the involuntary loss of skeletal muscle which occurs when exposed to hypoxia at high altitude. Full article>


Sneak Peek: Something Ouch(y) is coming soon!

4th Jul 2017 // Xtreme Everest followers should keep an eye on their TV sets for something very exciting coming soon. Full article>


Xtreme Everest couple feature in Romsey Advertiser

3rd Jul 2017 // Xtreme Everest's Dr Andy Cumpstey and his wife Elizabeth featured in their local newspaper the Romsey Advertiser recently, as they told them all about their role in the XEX expedition. Full article>


Xtreme Everest Sherpa paper goes worldwide

3rd Jul 2017 // As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we were delighted that our Sherpa paper was released on the first day of the anniversary week. The paper entitled Metabolic basis to Sherpa altitude adaptation is the work of Xtreme Everest investigators Dr Andrew Murray, James Horscroft and Aleksandra Kotwica Full article>


Facing acute hypoxia: from the mountains to critical care medicine

3rd Jul 2017 // Prof Mike Grocott's new paper, written in conjunction with a colleague at Salzburg General Hospital Austria, features in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Full article>


New paper explores the relationship between CPET and tHb-mass

3rd Jul 2017 // Xtreme Everest's Prof Mike Grocott and Prof Hugh Montgomery are authors of a new paper that was released in May this year and featured in the British Journal of Anesthesia. Full article>


Cause I wonder where you are and I wonder what you do

13th Jun 2017 // Over the last ten years the Xtreme Everest team have met and worked with an amazing group of people. Sadly, we’ve also lost touch with a few people over the years due to old emails and change of contact details. This is something we would like to change. Full article>


Team from Nebraska reflect on their time in Nepal

8th Jun 2017 // The group of five clinicians who joined us from Nebraska Medical and the University of Nebraska Medicine look back on their time with Xtreme Everest for the XEX expedition. Full article>


KnO2wledge 10 feedback hails the conference a success

7th Jun 2017 // On the 23rd and 24th of May the Xtreme Everest team took over the Royal Society of Medicine to give their tenth conference in the KnO2wledge series. Feedback from the two day event has been outstanding with many delegates asking when we will be sharing updates on our research again. Full article>


Run for Xtreme Everest at the ISEH annual event

7th Jun 2017 // Join the team at the ISEH for their 5th 5k and 10k running event held in the beautiful Regents Park. Full article>


Have you got your ticket for Six Decades of Medicine?

20th 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. Full article>


Southampton clinicians return to Nepal to share research findings

20th May 2017 // The Xtreme Everest group has been featured in a press release from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The press release focuses on the group return to Nepal for their 10th Anniversary celebration and the feedback session to the Sherpas who participated in our research in 2013. Full article>


Xtreme Everest welcomes special guests to 10th Anniversary lecture

12th May 2017 // The evening 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: Full article>


Tenth anniversary presentation to Sherpa community in Namche

5th May 2017 // The Xtreme Everest team has always had a profound sense of indebtedness to the Sherpa community in Nepal. Team members have been carrying out medical research in Nepal and Tibet with Sherpa support since the early noughties. Since the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition in 2007, we have wanted to share what we have learned with them. Xtreme Everest has carried out a significant number of public engagement events over the years, but never at such high altitude. Namche is situated at 3500m above sea level. Full article>


New Namche Clinic opened

2nd May 2017 // The Namche Community has recently opened a new health clinic in the town. This clinic is in addition to the Government funded clinic that only opens for 6 hours a day. Full article>


An update on the XEX research

28th Apr 2017 // During the 10th Anniversary Trek to Everest Base Camp, the Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium carried out a number of experiments to learn more about how the human body adapts to high altitude, where oxygen levels are low. Full article>


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