The London Clinic is proud to sponsor and provide clinical testing for the Xtreme Everest 2 expedition.
In March 2013, the Xtreme Everest 2 team will take 200 people (including children and identical twins) up to Everest Base Camp. The aim of the expedition is to study the human ability to adapt to low levels of oxygen at high altitude, in order to develop treatments that will benefit critically ill patients in intensive care.
The Xtreme Everest 2 team is headed by Dr Dan Martin, Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Dr Martin led the previous Xtreme Everest expedition in 2007 and has since been named by the BBC as one of the “top five daredevils who helped science”.
Sea-level testing is taking place at The London Clinic from December 2012. These tests will include: exercise testing, blood sampling, lung function, skeletal muscle tissue oxygen saturation, cough frequency analysis, electrocardiogram, trans-cranial ultrasound and sublingual microcirculation, amongst others.
Why is the expedition so important?
Watch this space for Xtreme Everest 2 updates, insight into some of the trekkers’ motivation, and media coverage.