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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.

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10th Anniversary Trek research - an overview

View of Everest from Namche

23rd Mar 2017 // During the next few weeks, during the 10th Anniversary Trek to Everest Base Camp, the Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium will be carrying out a number of experiments to learn more about how the human body adapts to high altitude, where oxygen levels are low.

By studying how healthy people cope when exposed to the stress of low oxygen levels, we hope to make progress with our ultimate goal, which is to improve treatments for the sickest patients in hospital, who are unable get enough oxygen to their organs because of illness.

We will be looking at a number of different aspects of the body’s response to low oxygen levels. For the first time, we will attempt to capture beat-by-beat physiological data as our trekkers ascend and descend, using oximeters kindly provided to us by Medical Test Supplies (MTS).

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Join Xtreme Everest for a special anniversary lecture this May

20th Mar 2017 // Xtreme Everest are proud to announce that tickets are now available to purchase for our special anniversary lecture which is being held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the evening of the 23rd May 2017.

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Xtreme Everest February Newsletter

XE Valentines Edition

28th Feb 2017 // The Xtreme Everest February newsletter is now available to download. This is our second one for 2017 and will be back with more throughout the year.

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Nepal: Resilience on the roof of the world

Visitors to the exhibition

1st Mar 2017 // Last week Xtreme Everest were honoured to be invited to the opening night of the Phase Worldwide photo exhibition Nepal: Resilience on the roof of the world held at the Gallery@Oxo on London's Southbank.

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Oscar win for The Cure: Doctors on Everest director

1st Mar 2017 // Congratulations are in order to Orlando von Einsiedel, who directed the episode of Al Jazeera’s The Cure series, which followed the 2013 Xtreme Everest expedition to Everest, who has won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary at this years ceremony for his film White Helmets.

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Xtreme Archive - End of Trekker Testing

Base Camp Team

13th Feb 2017 // It's the 1 May 2013 and over in the USA a couple were making history. Anna and Fran Simon became the first same-sex couple to be granted a civil-union license in Colorado, at a midnight ceremony in Denver.

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10th Anniversary Trekker takes on some Xtreme fundraising!


28th Feb 2017 // There's just under 5 weeks to go until we return to Nepal for the 10th Anniversary of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition, and not only are the trekkers gathering their kit together some are even gathering money all in aid of Xtreme Everest.

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Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos

22nd Feb 2017 // At the end of last year, CASE Medicine was invited to participate in filming a segment for the Royal Society new series of videos for the Brian Cox School Experiments. The videos, along with written resources are aimed at Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 years old) and look at real life activities across the science curriculum.

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Xtreme Archive - Headaches and Shakes!

Calibrating the Lode exercise bike

20th Feb 2016 // It's the 7 September 2006 and in the UK Maisy became a real life 101 Dalmatian after giving birth to 15 puppies which at the time was the largest litter. In 2009 though, Button a three year old Dalmatian, knocked Maisy of her pedestal with the birth of 19 puppies.

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The Vijay Ahuja Lecture

Vijay undergoing exercise testing at advanced base camp

6th Jan 2016 // The Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium and the Royal Society of Medicine are pleased to announce the inclusion of The Vijay Ahuja Lecture as part of the Kn02wledge 10 programme.

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Xtreme Everest January Newsletter

27th Jan 2017 // The Xtreme Everest January newsletter is now available to download. This is our first one for 2017 and will be back with more throughout the year.

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Research for Patient Benefit Programme

National Institute of Health Research

18th Jan 2017 // 


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Michaelmas is a maelstrom of meetings, events and freshers

13th Jan 2017 // Another one of Xtreme Everest's own has been published this month too!

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Xtreme Everest: The Story So Far

13th Jan 2017 // Xtreme Everest's very own Kay Mitchell has written an article that has been published in this months Royal College of Anaesthetist's bulletin.She writes about the formation of Xtreme Everest in 2004, what research they do and have done into improving the outcomes of critically ill patients and their findings from their eight high altitude research expeditions investigating environmental hypoxia in highlanders and lowlanders.

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Celebration of Six Decades of Medicine on Everest

12th Jan 2017 // 


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Season Greetings

22nd Dec 2016 // Seasons Greetings to all of our sponsors, collaborators, and supporters and best wishes for 2017 from everyone at Xtreme Everest!

Xtreme Everest December Newsletter

20th Dec 2016 // The Xtreme Everest December newsletter is now available to download. This is our final one for 2016 but we will be back in the New Year with lots of updates.

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Xtreme Archive - Five daredevils who helped science

Dan Martin

14th Dec 2016 // Its the 15th October 2012 and Honey Boo Boo has won her beauty pageant and been crowned Miss Extra in Los Angeles. Honey Boo Boo and her family would soon go on to be one of the biggest pageant families on TV.

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Can insights into human adaptation to severe environments be applied to the CCU?

6th Dec 2016 // Dr Dan Martin and Dr Helen McKenna have teamed up again, this time to write an article about Surviving Physiological Stress.

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