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Everest 2007 News Archive

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4th June 2007

The nose and throat at altitude

High altitude mountaineers from the first ever reconnaissance expedition to Everest in 1921 complained about a variety of problems affecting their nose and throat.

3rd June 2007

Trekking to Base Camp

My name is Isabelle. I left London on 12th May with Group M.

23rd May 2007

Supplementary Oxygen and High Altitude

The use of supplementary oxygen for climbing at high altitude has been debated for many decades.

20th May 2007

Oxygen Delivery

Oxygen delivery is a term used in medicine to describe the process of how oxygen is presented to the cells which need it for generating the energy which keeps us alive.

18th May 2007

Sleep at High Altitude

Ascending to high altitude forces climbers and trekkers to deal with many physiological challenges.

16th May 2007

Hypoxia and Medicine

Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, is a very common phenomenon in medicine. Sudden and severe hypoxia such as drowning is obvious and frequently fatal.

14th May 2007

Nutrition and Weight Loss Studies At Extreme High Altitude

Life at high altitude has many different effects on the body. One interesting and important effect is the pronounced weight loss observed in people.

12th May 2007

What is Hypoxia?

Hypoxia, put simply, is a lack of oxygen. Oxygen forms approximately 21% of the air we breathe and is the part of the air which is vital for human life.

9th May 2007

The story so far

Caudwell Xtreme Everest are pleased to announce that they are halfway through their research programme in Nepal.

7th May 2007

Translating the lessons learnt from hypoxia in the mountains

"We need help urgently. We have a man in his forties who cannot move his right side"

2nd May 2007

Science in the Western Cwm

Camp 2 on Mount Everest (6,400m) is a breath taking place, a collection of tents surrounded by giant walls of rock and ice unrivalled anywhere on Earth.

19th April 2007

Mountains and Moviemakers

Mountain filmmaker and co-director Michael Brown is leading the small advance film team on the trek in.

16th April 2007

High Altitude Eye Study

As part of the Neurosciences work we are carrying out the most extensive high altitude eye study.

8th April 2007

Everest Facts and Figures

Fascinating facts and figures about the world's highest peak.

6th April 2007

Medical Research Expeditions: 1960, 1981, 2007

We arrived here at Everest Base Camp yesterday and I am writing this in a comfortable tent with a view of the Ice Fall one way and of Pumori the other.

4th April 2007

Low Oxygen Research - An Excuse for a Jolly up a Mountain?

The single most asked question to Caudwell Xtreme Everest is: Why are you climbing a mountain when you could just use pressure chambers instead?

2nd April 2007

What is intensive care?

Intensive care, also known as critical care, or intensive therapy, originated approximately 50 years ago as a response to a polio epidemic in Copenhagen.

1st April 2007

Caudwell Xtreme Everest Trekking - 31st March

The first Caudwell Xtreme Everest trek is set to leave London Heathrow this evening.

1st April 2007

Where did Mount Everest come from?

A good analogy of our planet is a pot of soup that has been left on the stove at a slow boil for too long.

29th March 2007

The Unsung Heroes

It seems fitting that while we are based in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, we should reflect on the people of the Kumbu Valley who help us on our expedition.

28th March 2007

Why going to Everest may help patients in intensive care

One in six people are admitted to an intensive care unit in the United Kingdom during their life. Of these people, 20% will die whilst on the intensive care unit.

28th March 2007

The adventures of the calibration team ? Helen, Alan and Paul.

After successfully calibrating the exercise testing equipment at the Namche laboratory, the team left their fantastic host, Lhakpa Sonam, at the Sherwi Khangba lodge.

27th March 2007

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is situated at 3440m, and most trekkers take two days to walk there from Lukla. The name Namche is actually a Nepali mispronunciation

23rd March 2007

Kathmandu City

In 1982, the forward looking Dean of Charing Cross Hospital Medical School was seduced by the enthusiastic plans of one of his medical students to take a year out of his studies in order to work (and climb) in Nepal.

21st March 2007

Nepalese culture and religion

Nepal has diverse cultural heritage, lying as it does in between the plains of India to the south and the mountainous Tibetan plateau to the north.

18th March 2007

Nepal Facts and Figures

Nepal is a land-locked country sandwiched between India and Tibet (China). It includes 8 of the 10 highest mountains on the planet, including Annapurna and Everest.