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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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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

Andrew presents his data to the audience

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

Waiting to hear from you

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

Tim prepping blood samples for testing

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

Some of the speakers from the 10th Anniversary conference

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?

Mt Everest

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

Mike presents to the Sherpa community

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

Xtreme Everest Base Camp

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

The Xtreme Everest team present their donation

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

Dan, Kay and Andy from Xtreme Everest and University of Nebraska Medical Center hand over donations to the clinic staff

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

On the way to Namche wearing our MTS kit

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>



From Mountainside to Bedside - Lecture now available online

Mike Grocott radios Advance Base Camp

27th Apr 2017 // Prior to leaving for Nepal for our 10th Anniversary celebration, Xtreme Everest's Professor Mike Grocott gave a lecture at Gresham College. Mike spoke about the work of Xtreme Everest over the last ten years and shared some of the data that we have from our research. Full article>



Xtreme Archive - KnO2wledge VII

29th Mar 2017 // During our time in Nepal for the 10th Anniversary trek, we were delighted to be invited to speak to colleagues from the Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal over a two day conference. Full article>



Dr Andrew Murray to speak at A Pint of Science in Cambridge

Andrew Murray at Namche

29th Mar 2017 // Dr Murray, who is a Researcher in the Department of Physiology, Developement and Neuroscience at Cambridge, will be speaking about Everest in Utero - The Challenges of Life in Hypoxia. Andrew will raise and address the question; How can humans survive or even thrive in low-oxygen conditions?, and will draw on his work with the Xtreme Everest Research Group. Full article>



Xtreme Archive -The Logistics team leave for Nepal

Logistics Team relaxing in the Summit Hotel

23rd Mar 2017 // In celebration of our departure to Nepal on Friday, we've gone back into the archives to ten years ago when we were setting off on this new adventure. Full article>





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