Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Caudwell Xtreme Everest

This was a complex medical research expedition studying the effects of altitude on the human body, in particular on the level of oxygen in arterial blood. More than 200 subjects were studied at a range of altitudes from sea level (in the UK) via Kathmandu, Namche Bazar, Pheriche, Base Camp to (just below) the summit of Mount Everest (8,850m) which was reached by 8 doctors, 2 cameramen and 15 Sherpas. The results will take many months to analyse, but, combined with the Study carried out in 05/15 will provide valuable data for future individuals suffering the effects of low oxygen levels, be it due to illness or ascent to high altitude.

March - June 2007
Dr Mike Grocott with Summit Climbing Team: Dr Sundeep Dhillon, Patrick Doyle, Paul Gunning, Nigel Hart, Chris Imray, Daniel Martin, Dr Roger McMorrow, Mick O'Dwyer & Dr Jeremy Windsor plus Support Climbing Team: Vijay Ahuja, Maryam Koshravi, Dr Denny Levett, Paul Richards & Andre Vercueil plus Climbing Filming Team: Michael (Charlie) Brown, Graham Hoyland, David Rasmussen & Jack Tankard plus Camp 2 Support: Simon Lowe & Araceli Seagara, plus 200 'volunteers'

Other expeditions nearby