Xtreme Everest Fundraiser with Peter Habeler
The Xtreme Everest research project, studying the effects of low oxygen levels on the body, is holding a fundraising lecture next month, given by Everest summiteer Peter Habeler.
Posted: 9 January 2007
Another date for your diaries: the Xtreme Everest research project is holding a fundraising lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 1st February.
Doctors Mike Grocott and Hugh Montgomery will be on hand to tell us about their experiences carrying out scientific research at high altitude on Everest. They'll be joined by Peter Habeler who was the first man to climb the world's highest mountain without supplemental oxygen, along with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. It's the first time he's given a talk in the UK for over 25 years, so it should be well worth going along.
Where the money's going ...
'Xtreme Everest' is a research project designed to study the responses of the human body to extreme environments, with a view to treating critical illnesses more effectively.
The project's next big expedition, in March 2008, will see 208 volunteers trekking to Everest base camp to take part in research on the effects of low oxygen levels on the body. Meanwhile, a team of medics will continue up the mountain to a research lab on the South Col, above 8000m - definitely the highest laboratory ever established!
Fundraising Lecture - Where and When
Where? - Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 1AR, see map.
When? - 6:30pm, Thursday 1st February.
Tickets - £15
Make cheques payable to Xtreme Everest and send them with an SAE to Blanche Symons, 19 Castelnau, London SW13 9RP, or email email@example.com.
More information and photos from www.xtreme-everest.co.uk.
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