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New paper looks at metabolic response to high altitude

Nikki blood test

19th Feb 2019 // The paper entitled Metabolomic and lipidomic plasma profile changes in human participants ascending to Everest Base Camp looks at the effects of high altitude on healthy humans. Full article>

Book your tickets now for KnO₂wledge XI

18th Sep 2018 // Our colleagues at CASE Medicine are proud to invite you all to join them for the 11th KnO₂wledge conference and can share that this years theme will be Aviation. The event is taking place on the 30 November 2018. Full article>

New role for Xtreme Everest's Dan Martin

14th Sep 2018 // Dan has recently been appointed the new Editor in Chief of the Journal of Intensive Care Society, taking over from Dr Jonathan Handy. Full article>

One year on and there is no stopping XEX trekker Liz


14th Sep 2018 // One year on from the 10th Anniversary trek and one of our trekkers is still raising money and spreading the Xtreme Everest word. Full article>

Lessons from Everest’s Sherpas could aid intensive care treatment

12th Sep 2018 // A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen in the native Sherpa people, which make them better suited to life at high altitude. Full article>

Inspiring the future of STEM with new magazine

Science & Nature

12th Sep 2018 // The Week Junior has just released a new kids magazine which focuses in particular on science and nature. Perfect for ages 6+, hopefully it will excite and inspire a whole new generation of STEM leaders. Full article>

Ted Atkins (1958-2018)

Ted Atkins

5th Sep 2018 // It is with great sadness that CASE Medicine reports the death of Ted Atkins who died in August whilst descending from Monte Civetta, a peak near his home in the Italian Dolomites. Full article>

Congratulations Professor Levett!

Dr Denny Levett checks one of the custom made Lode bikes

15th Jun 2018 // Congratulations are in order to Xtreme Everest's Denny Levett who is now Professor of Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Southampton. Full article>

Listeners all over the world tune in to Xtreme Everest live

15th Jun 2018 // Yesterday saw the Xtreme Everest team visit our colleagues and friends at the Duke Anaesthesia department based at Duke University for a special Xtreme Everest symposium. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology


15th Jun 2018 // The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University are offering a full time PhD studentship in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology: Investigating human cerebrovascular responses to extreme environmental stress. Full article>

Xtreme Archive - Intensive care 'has lasting impact on mental health'

12th Jun 2018 // Its the 14 October 2012 and a study carried out by a team which included Xtreme Everest's Prof Monty Mythen had been published, which looked at the long term impact on the mental health of intensive care patients. Full article>

Listen live to the Duke University Xtreme Everest Symposium

8th Jun 2018 // Sad to be missing being at the Duke University Xtreme Everest Symposium event? Don't worry our friends at TopMed Talk are going to be live broadcasting the whole event! Full article>

Xtreme Archive - But isn't Lhasa a dog?

Bus ride to Kathmandu Aiport for connecting flight to Lhasa

2nd May 2018 // Its the 29 August 2006 and the team are preparing to head to Cho Oyu for a dress rehearsal prior to the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition. Full article>

Xtreme Everest to visit Duke University this June

17th Apr 2018 // Join Xtreme Everest and the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University on the 14 June 2018 as they present the Xtreme Everest Symposium: Human Tolerance of Hypoxia: Going to Extremes to Understand Critical Illness conference. This conference will review the Xtreme Everest medical research program that takes lessons learned in extreme low oxygen environments, including that found on the summit of Mount Everest, and brings them back to the bedside of the intensive care unit (ICU). Full article>

Xtreme Archive - Life as the Medical Officer for the Xtreme Alps expedition

Adam Booth - our Medical Officer

13th Apr 2018 // It's the 14 August 2010 and the bookies have announced they have stopped taking bets on Prince William and Kate Middleton tying the knot in 2011. Meanwhile on the Alps, the appointed Medical Officer Adam was wondering how to solve a problem like diarrhea and altitude sickness. Full article>

The 6th ISEH 5k & 10k Run

12th Apr 2018 // Join the ISEH on Sunday 24 June at the beautiful London's Regents Park for their annual 5k & 10k run. You can choose either a 5K or 10K route which will be chip timed and fully signed and marshalled. The route is flat so ideal for all ages and fitness levels. In addition there will also be a 2.5K route. You don’t have to run you can walk or jog on your own or with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy the park's amazing scenery. Full article>

Le gène de l'altitude

9th Apr 2018 // The Xtreme Everest paper and research looking at Sherpa adaptation continues to be making headlines around the world. Full article>

Call for abstracts: Submit today for Dingle 2018

20th Mar 2018 // Dingle 2018 is now accepting abstracts for their conference in October. This year will be the 19th Current Controversies in Anaesthsia and Peri-Operative Medicine Congress. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD looking at the human neurovascular response to cold

Climbers in the Khumbu icefall

15th Mar 2018 // CASE Medicine's colleagues, Professors Mike Tipton and Hugh Montgomery, are offering a funded PhD looking at studying the human neurovascular response to cold. The project will involve using military subjects. Clinically based applicants (such as physiology, ICU, anaesthesia, occupational health, GP etc) are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Full article>

Kay looks at the "wisdom of hindsight" in BACCN journal article

Kay presents at BACCN 2017

28th Feb 2018 // The latest British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) journal features an article from Xtreme Everest's Kay Mitchell which follows on from her keynote lecture at the 2017 annual conference. Full article>

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