Caudwell Xtreme Everest


Caudwell Xtreme Everest

CXE Team
CXE Team

Caudwell Xtreme Everest was a research project coordinated by the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine (CASE) - doctors and scientists studying human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments to increase our understanding of critically ill patients.

The group placed a research team on the summit of Mount Everest in May 2007 and made the first ever measurement of the level of oxygen in human blood at 8400m, on the balcony of Everest. This was the centrepiece of an extensive and continuing programme of research into hypoxia (low oxygen levels) and human performance at extreme altitude aimed at improving the care of the critically ill and other patients where hypoxia is a fundamental problem.

The climbers were confronted with temperatures down to -40°C, high winds, and critically low oxygen levels. Frostbite, exhaustion, hypothermia and high altitude illness (mountain sickness) were ever-present and potentially fatal risks.

The team were also involved in a high profile rescue of a Nepalese climber.

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Galleries

27 galleries found

Logistics team in Kathmandu

Created : 12th Mar 2007
36 images

CXE in Kathmandu

Created : 19th Mar 2007
9 images

Namche Bazaar

Created : 27th Mar 2007
7 images

CXE Sherpas

Created : 29th Mar 2007
12 images

Namche images by Lhakpa

Created : 29th Mar 2007
8 images

On the trail

Created : 1st Apr 2007
20 images

Trekkers

Created : 10th Apr 2007
14 images

Everest Base Camp

Created : 12th Apr 2007
27 images

Puja Portraits

Created : 16th Apr 2007
20 images

Everest Base Camp Puja

Created : 16th Apr 2007
8 images

IMAX Film

Created : 17th Apr 2007
16 images

Life at EBC

Created : 17th Apr 2007
17 images

Icefall

Created : 21st Apr 2007
19 images

EBC Laboratory

Created : 27th Apr 2007
16 images

Pheriche Lab

Created : 30th Apr 2007
15 images

Snowfight

Created : 3rd May 2007
15 images

Camp Two

Created : 3rd May 2007
19 images

Pokalde

Created : 5th May 2007
7 images

Everest Base Camp Life

Created : 17th May 2007
27 images

Summit Days

Created : 27th May 2007
9 images

Sherpas with Loads

Created : 29th May 2007
10 images

Camp Three

Created : 29th May 2007
8 images

South Col Lab

Created : 29th May 2007
8 images

Trek M

Created : 3rd Jun 2007
25 images

More Summit shots

Created : 4th Jun 2007
8 images

Science and Research

Created : 22nd Jun 2007
17 images

CXE donations to other organisations

Created : 25th Apr 2008
8 images