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Radio 4 documentary: Caudwell Xtreme Everest

23 July 2007

A two-part documentary presented by Graham Easton will follow the recent Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition, which saw a team of volunteer trekkers climb Mount Everest in support of medical research.

The documentary is broadcast on Radio 4 on 25 July 2007, 9-9.30pm and 1 August 2007, 9-9.30pm.

The expedition formed the basis of an ambitious research project on the effects of low oxygen levels on the human body, which may ultimately revolutionise the treatment of critically ill people in intensive care units in hospitals.

Leader of the expedition was Dr Mike Grocott, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine and Co-Director, CASE Medicine (Centre for Aviation Space & Extreme Environment Medicine) at the UCL Institute of Human Health & Performance.

To find out more about Caudwell Xtreme Everest, follow the links at the bottom of the article.